Full payment is expected when services are rendered for your pet.
In order to focus on our patients' needs, customer service, and minimizing costs, we do not offer billing. Southern Veterinary Hospital accepts cash, checks, debit cards, and all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express).
When the unexpected happens with your pet, unexpected expenses can quickly add up as well. Southern Veterinary Hospital understands this and is able to make some special arrangements through the CareCredit program. CareCredit works like a credit card, but offers more flexible and convenient financing options with no hidden fees. It takes just 5 to 10 minutes to complete an application. CareCredit allows you to break payments down into 6 monthly installments.
Highlights of the CareCredit Program:
- help with out of pocket expenses
- low monthly payments
- interest free payments for 6 months
- no annual fees
You can call (800) 677-0718 for immediate approval, or apply online at: www.CareCredit.com.
Insurance For Your Pets
Pet insurance is another popular option to help with veterinary costs. These policies can be purchased through various providers, and is similar to your own health insurance. Pet policies generally offer coverage for routine exams, injuries, and sick visits. They may also help cover the costs of some surgical procedures, depending on the policy you choose. Southern Veterinary Hospital recommends purchasing pet insurance early on in your pet's health care.
What differs from human insurance, is that most pet insurance plans reimburse you, the policy holder, rather than the veterinarian directly. You pay the vet bill, then submit a claim form to the insurance provider to get reimbursed. Costs and coverage will vary with individual policies. We've listed a few of the most popular ones below: