Help in Paying for Veterinary Care

Many of these organizations help only in emergency situations such as accidental injuries requiring immediate care, long term health problems requiring surgery or ongoing treatment, such as orthopedic repairs or chemotherapy for animals with cancer. Some can also provide pet food and other assistance to seniors and people with serious illness or disability.

Each organization has specific application criteria. Please check the organization's website first before calling.

This information is provided to help you in locating financial assistance to cover veterinary costs. The information has been compiled from many sources on the internet and was accurate at the time of compilation. You should always check the organization's website for the most up to date information.

For information on specific organizations offering such assistance, view the Financial Assistance Veterinary Care website.

Regular veterinary care is essential to keep your pet healthy. Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life provides the information you need to make the most effective use of your veterinary care expenditures when your pet is healthy, when they are ill and at the time of end-of-life decisions. Please visit to read excerpts from Speaking for Spot. There you will also find "Advocacy Aids" - helpful health forms you can download and use for your own dog, and a collection of published articles on advocating for your pet's health. Speaking for Spot is available at, local bookstores, or your favorite online book seller.

Wishing you and your bet good health,

Dr. Nancy Kay
Specialist, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Recipient, American Animal Hospital Association 2009 Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award
Recipient, 2009 Dog Writers Association of America Award for Best Blog
Recipient, 2009 Eukanuba Canine Health Award

Author of Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life

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