1. Payment is expected when services are rendered. In order to focus on our patients' needs, customer service and minimizing costs, we do not bill. No medications or retail items can be sent home with pet owners without payment at the time.
2. We accept debit cards, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express) checks and cash. All cards must be signed by the owner of the card.
3. When unexpected illness strikes a pet, unexpected expense strikes as well. Laporte Animal Clinic understands this and is able to make some special arrangements through the CareCredit program. It takes just 5 minutes to complete an application and will allow you to break down your payment into 6 monthly installments. 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.
Highlights of the CareCredit program:
- Low Monthly Payments (3% of the Total Balance)
- Interest Free For 6 Months
- online Approval in a Few Minutes
- No Annual Fee
Insurance For Your Pets
We strongly encourage clients to investigate pet health insurance. This can be a very important help if your pet experiences an injury or illness that requires involved surgery or hospitalization. There are many pet insurance companies available, and not all offer the same types of services. We have information at our clinic regarding many different options and have listed the websites below of several companies we and our clients have worked with. We do not have any specific preferences or recommendations, as many policies are different and you need to compare to see what fits your needs and financial concerns best.
http://www.embracepetinsurance.com (this company has a free trial offer that you can pick up forms for at our clinic and seems very user friendly)
http://www.petinsurance.com/ (this company has been in business longer than most)
http://www.petsbest.com (we have several clients who personally use this company)
. To learn more, we recommend that you visit the following excellent comparison list of many pet insurance companies