1. Payment is expected when services are rendered. We do not bill. Period. Don't ask. This is your official notice.
2. We accept debit cards, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover), checks (from established clients), and good old cash.
3. We accept payment from third parties. Which means: feel free to call your best friend, aunt, third cousin twice removed, ex-husband, or anyone who knows you well enough to extend you credit. (Because, if they don't trust you enough to pay them back, why should we?)
3. When unexpected illness strikes a pet, unexpected expense strikes as well. Of course the doctors and staff at River Road Veterinary Hospital understand this! So, we have made special arrangements through the Care Credit program. Care Credit is accepted by many veterinarians (including the local veterinary emergency clinic) and human dentists in the area. Dr. Carter and her family even have a Care Credit card that they use when emergency dental work is needed on themselves!
It takes just 5 minutes to complete an application. You can either apply at our hospital, where we'll call in your application over the phone for immediate approval; or, apply yourself online at: www.CareCredit.com.
The important thing to know about Care Credit is that you MUST pay off the entire amount due before the end of the interest-free period, or you will pay back interest at a high interest rate.
Insurance For Your Pets
Another option that is becoming more popular and more common is Pet Insurance. There are many options out there, and we do not sell insurance or represent any pet insurance companies. But we do have some brochures for various companies available. Just ask!