Financial Resources for Medical Care for Sick or Injured Pets

When your pet gets injured or ill suddenly and you don’t have the money for veterinary care, it can be a very frightening and stressful experience. If you have established a good relationship with your veterinarian, s/he may allow you to make payment arrangements. Emergency hospitals may or may not provide payment plans.

**The City of San Antonio does not make representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information, products, or services of the listed agencies and websites. Use of these sites is at your own risk as the City has not investigated them nor validated their security. This list is intended to provide general information and does not imply or indicate a recommendation or endorsement on the part of the City.**

Care Credit and Pet Insurance

 

Care Credit
866.893.7864
Please apply for Care Credit before you need it! Most veterinarians and emergency clinics have applications available, but you should apply online before you need it. It is better for you to always have this on hand for emergencies.

Pet Insurance
Pet insurance can provide coverage for veterinary bills, behavior therapies, and wellness programs. Unfortunately, pet insurance is often difficult to understand, and the quality of coverage varies by company. The link above provides a resource that compares different pet insurance companies. Please note: If you have an emergency situation, you will not be able to get the emergency covered by pet insurance if you do not have it before the incident.


Emergency Hospitals

 

Angel of Mercy Animal Critical Care
Open 24 Hours
210.684.2105
8734 Grissom Road, San Antonio, 78251
Accepts credit cards and CareCredit for payment plans

Animal Emergency Room
Mon-Fri 5pm to 8am; Open 24 Hours Weekends & Holidays
210.737.7380
4315 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 2, San Antonio, 78201
Accepts credit cards and CareCredit for payment plans

Becker Animal Hospital
Open 24 Hours
210.732.5148
6518 IH 10 West, San Antonio, 78201
Accepts credit cards and CareCredit for payment plans
Emergency Pet Centers
Open 24 Hours
210.782.8354, 8503 Broadway, Suite #105, San Antonio, 78217
210.404.2873, 503 E. Sonterra Blvd, San Antonio, 78258
Accepts credit cards and CareCredit for payment plans
Mission Pet Emergency
210.691.0900
8202 North Loop 1604 W (Corner of Hausman/1604), San Antonio, 78249
Perrin 410 Animal Hospital
Open 7AM to 11PM
210.775.6813
8365 Perrin Beitel Road, San Antonio, 78218
Town & Country Veterinary Care
Open 24 Hours
210.684.1448
10350 Bandera Rd, Ste 100, San Antonio, 78250
 

Organizations & Foundations

 
Alamo Area Partners for Animal Welfare (AAPAW)
AAPAW is committed to bring animal welfare organizations, veterinarians, and the community together in partnership to improved the lives in the San Antonio area.
Assistance Dog Partners – Veterinary Care Partnership (VCP) Program
IAADP has established an emergency veterinary fund to provide financial aid to United States IAADP Partner Members whose assistance require high cost veterinary intervention beyond their ability to pay. You must be a United States IAADP Partner Member in good standing, currently partnered with an adult hearing, guide or service dog. Dogs under 18 months and retired dogs are not eligible.
The Assistance Dog United Campaign
800.284.DOGS (3647)
Operated in association with The Assistance Dog Institute, this nonprofit helps people with disabilities find funding to purchase service dogs.
The Big Hearts Fund
Pet owners who need financial assistance for the diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline heart disease are encouraged to apply for grants. Grants are limited to payment for veterinary services pre-approved by the Big Hearts Fund Veterinary Advisory Board.
Brown Dog Foundation
An organization dedicated to helping families who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis at the same time their pet requires life-saving treatment or life-sustaining medications. Provides assistance to families who normally live above the poverty line, but have experienced a financial setback – unemployment, unexpected and major medical bills, loss of home, etc.
Canine Cancer Awareness
Canine Cancer Awareness is a tax-deductible non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the prevalence of canine cancer, its effects and the available treatment options. Donations made to Canine Cancer Awareness are used for veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment.
Cats in Crisis
Cats in Crisis is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and humane organizations care for cats with chronic or emergency medical conditions through financial and fundraising assistance.
Cody’s Club
Cody’s Club provides financial support for those who face radiation treatments on a limited income, and also emotional support services in the form of a hotline and in-person group that meets monthly.
DaisyCares Veterinary Assistance Program
The San Antonio-based DaisyCares Veterinary Assistance Program was established to help financially challenged pet owners with the cost of veterinary care for their pets.
Dylan's Hearts
Dylan's Hearts provides financial assistance in times of critical need in hopes of perpetuating the bond that exists between humans and their animal companions, and providing others with the wonderful opportunity to experience a love like Dylan's!
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program (FVEAP)
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes. Seniors, People with disabilities, People who have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten – any of these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion.
Fetch a Cure - Canines in Crisis
804.525.2193
Whether it be through financial support or other resources, FETCH a Cure’s, Canines in Crisis program looks forward to providing families with a sense of hope.
Good Sam Fund
614.846.5800
The MedVet Good Sam mission is to provide financial aid and support for sick or injured stray animals who are admitted to MedVet by Good Samaritans and animal lovers. Each grant is limited to $500 per doctor per year and per patient per year.
Handicapped Pets Foundation
603.637.2200
The Handicapped Pets foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and well-being of elderly, disabled, and injured pets. The foundations donates mobility equipment to pets in need.
Help-A-Pet
630.986.9504
Help-A-Pet focuses efforts on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor. For lonely seniors, physically/mentally challenged individuals and children of working parents, pets represent much more than a diversion.
IMOM – Helping People Help Pets
IMOM is dedicated to ensure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged. (Note: IMOM has a special fund for diabetic cats)
Land of Pure Gold Foundation
The Land of Pure Gold Foundation provides financial aid for Working Dogs (Assistance, Detection, Search & Rescue, Enforcement, Military and Animal-Assisted Therapy Dogs) who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The Magic Bullet Fund
The Magic Bullet Fund helps people who have made room in their homes and hearts for a canine companion, but do not have the financial resources to provide cancer treatment.
The Mosby Foundation
540.939.4034
The Mosby Foundation’s priority for accepting an application for funding will continue to be a life-saving emergency confirmed by a licensed veterinarian.
The Pet Fund
916.443.6007
The Pet Fund is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care.
RedRover (previously United Animal Nations)
916.429.2457
RedRover’s mission is to bring animal out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education.
Rose's Fund for Animals
877.505.4234
Rose's Fund will financially assist pet owners and Good Samaritans who have an animal with a good prognosis for a healthy life, but are at a financial loss.
Shakespeare Animal Fund
775.342.7040
Anyone can apply for funds, but SAF offers assistance primarily to those on fixed incomes or with annual incomes below $35,000. Exceptions are made depending on circumstances.
Dr. Nancy Kay – Speaking for Spot – Financial Assistance for Veterinary Care
Listed on this website are some organizations that may be able to provide you with some financial assistance paying for veterinary care. Many of them are specific in terms of the type of medical care they will cover, the state or region where you reside, family income levels, etc.

Personal Fundraising Sites

You can set up a fundraising site and share on Facebook with family and friends to help you with unexpected vet expenses for your pet. There is usually no charge to set up a fundraiser, but a small fee may be taken out by the company hosting the fundraising site from the donations or by PayPal if people are paying via PayPal as well as credit card fees. Contact the individual site for specific applicable fees. Please note: Many people who do not know you personally may not donate to a fundraising site, but will donate directly to the vet clinic, so please also include the vet’s contact information (name, address, phone #) – but get your vet’s permission first!

These are some fundraising websites that we are aware of: