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At ACCES, our goal is to offer you options for the best treatment plan available for your pet. Before we begin complicated treatments, our veterinarian will take time to review the various treatment plans, answer questions and provide an overall estimate for the plan you chose. With this information, you and your family can then make an informed choice on what is best for your pet.
At ACCES, we ask that you leave as a deposit the low end of the estimate for the treatment plan you have chosen. We strive to make sure your bill stays within the estimated range with the understanding that medical conditions can sometimes change quickly. You will be given both a medical update and a financial update daily.
Pet Health Insurance
With advances in veterinary medicine, many pet owners now have access to life-saving treatments for conditions that were once considered fatal for most pets. Our ACCES specialists are often able to provide these advanced treatment options and will work with you and your family veterinarian on the best approach for caring for your pet.
To help with these potential, future costs, many pet owners have opted to purchase pet health insurance. Similar to human health insurance, pet health insurance helps provide financial resources should your pet require advanced or emergency care. To take full advantage of a pet health insurance plan, it is ideal to insure your pet as early as possible to safeguard they are covered in the event of an emergency. (Most plans do not cover pre-existing conditions.)
Pet insurance may not be right for every pet owner, but for many, it is a great way to protect their pet and to have a plan in place for unanticipated pet health care bills. Some links to insurance companies we have had experience with are listed below. For more information on pet insurance companies, please see http://www.petinsurancereview.com/
In an emergency, you may have to call upon outside resources to help cover life-saving treatments. If you are unable to afford the treatment plan of your choice, we do offer access to Care Credit to assist you in paying your bill. As the leader in healthcare financing, Care Credit has made it possible for millions of people nationwide to accept the best treatment recommendation for their pets. You can apply for CareCredit at ACCES or online.
Not everyone who applies for CareCredit will be accepted, but for those who are, this financing option has great value. Usually terms are offered that allow for three to six months of no interest; if you pay the bill off in the allotted time, then there are no finance charges.
Other Financial Assistance Options
Listed below is a selection of charitable resources, which may be able to provide help with your veterinary bills. Please note that ACCES is not associated with any of these organizations and, as such, we do not take any responsibility for the actions of these groups. It is the owner's responsibility to work within the parameters of these groups to obtain financial assistance.
- Brown Dog Foundation
- AAHA Helping Pets Fund
- Cats in Crisis
- Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program (FVEAP)
- The Mosby Foundation
- The Pet Fund
- Shakespeare Animal Fund
- United Animal Nations/Red Rover Relief
- Budkis Charbonneau Living Memorial Fund (Assist low-income seniors with emergency veterinary care, 425-226-7285)
- Washington State Veterinary Medical Association Recommended Resources