At the Animal Welfare League of Wayne County, we believe that every animal should have access to quality veterinary care. That's why we've created a list of vet care resources that we trust and recommend. Whether you're looking for routine check-ups, emergency care, or specialized treatments, we've got you covered. Check out the resources below to find the best care for your pets.
Resources for Vet Care
Resources for Vet Expenses
The Pet Fund is a national non-profit organization (501c3) that provides veterinary financial aid to pet owners in need to keep pets out of shelters and with their owners.
Care Credit is a line of credit accepted by many veterinarians in the Triad. (This is listed on several Wayne and Wilson County vet websites).
Scratchpay is a one-time loan for veterinary care with a very high approval rating
The Humane Society of the United States also recommends ways to help cover veterinary expenses:
Negotiate a payment plan with your veterinarian. If you're a client in good standing, they may be able to work out a weekly or monthly payment plan. Some veterinarians also work with third-party billing services, such as VetBilling, which allow you to pay over time.
Get a second opinion. You may pay a consultation fee, but another veterinarian may have other ways to treat your pet that are less expensive but equally effective.
Use a veterinarian in a less expensive area or look for a community or shelter clinic in your area that offers discounted services for animals of the public.
Check out local veterinary colleges. Some operate low-cost clinics for limited-income clients.
Consider fundraising, and crowdfunding solutions, and contact local rescue groups and shelters. Sometimes they have funds set up to help with veterinary medical care for families in their community.
retrieved Oct 21, 2023, from https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/are-you-having-trouble-affording-your-pet