Payment Information & Options
Clients are required to pay in full for all services received on the day they are provided, or upon discharge for in-patients. Payments may be made by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. You may also make a payment online: Online Bill Pay.
If your animal will stay with us for at least one night, they are considered an in-patient. Before they are admitted, we require your approval of a cost estimate. Clients are also required to pay 75% of the highest end of the estimate range for inpatients. Payment of the remaining balance is expected at the time of the patient’s release from the hospital. While Mount Laurel Animal Hospital does not directly finance client accounts, financing options are available with approved credit through Wells Fargo.
RECOMMENDED PAYMENT OPTION: CARECREDIT
CareCredit is different from a regular credit card.
Use it to pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance, and special financing options are available that you may not be able to get with other cards.
Pay for health, and wellness care at over 250,000 enrolled providers across the nation. Once you've applied, you can use it again and again at any location that accepts CareCredit.
With a shorter term financing option of 6-months no interest is charged on purchases of $200 or more when you make the minimum monthly payments and pay the full amount due by the end of the promotional period. If you do not, interest is charged from the original purchase date.
PET INSURANCE AS AN OPTION
Mount Laurel Animal Hospital offers the most advanced treatments for ailing animals, and we understand that covering the cost of medical and surgical services can sometimes be overwhelming.
Many owners consider pet health insurance, and several companies provide plan options for animals. Most policies are established as reimbursement plans, which means that you pay your bill for veterinary services and are reimbursed by the insurance company according to the provisions of your policy.
If you are interested in learning more about pet insurance, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides information and links to a number of pet insurance companies on their website.
Social Media – Crowdfunding
NJ Based Financial Assistance
- Go Fund Me
- Pet Chance
Tips for Crowdfunding
- Explain what this means to you: Share that importance in your campaign page to help your audience connect emotionally.
- Include images that make the condition clear: Profiles with non-graphic photos that make it clear a pet is hurt or in need tend to raise funds faster.
- Share, share, share – on Facebook and email: On average, shares by people and organizations who know the pet personally raise around $500 per share!
- Gather your “team”: Be sure to ask your close network to share the campaign on your behalf.
- Push hard at the beginning-and end-of a campaign: Letting your audience know that a campaign is closing, and they only have a limited time to help can pull people off the fences to help.
At Mount Laurel Animal Hospital, we understand that caring for your companion can sometimes be expensive. To help our clients manage the costs of veterinary medical care, we offer financing options with approved credit through Wells Fargo, and work with pet insurance companies. In addition, we have an available list of organizations that offer financial assistance and crowdfunding for veterinary medical care.
General Financial Assistance
- The EMPATH Project: Mount Laurel – Employee based financial assistance
- Veticare – Robbinsville – general financial assistance
- A Purrfect World: Bloomfield (temporary foster program)
- Animal Alliance: Belle Mead (pet food and supplies, spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)
- Companion Animal Advocates: Hillsdale (pet food, spay/neuter, and rehoming assistance)
- Friends of Randolph Animal Pound (All Our Orphans): Randolph (spay/neuter assistance)
- Humane Society of Atlantic: Atlantic City (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)
- New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance: Statewide (veterinary care assistance)
- Oakland Animal Hospital: Oakland (pet food)
- One Step Closer Animal Rescue(OSCAR): Statewide (pet food bank and spay/neuter assistance)
- PetPALS of Southern New Jersey: veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners
- Prince Chunk Foundation: Statewide (pet food and veterinary care assistance)
- Save U.S. Pets Foundation: veterinary care assistance (A veterinarian must apply on behalf of the pet owner.)
- Waggle, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to keeping companion animals and their families together. Waggle has already provided over $1M to the community of 1,000 veterinary hospitals to save 5,000-plus pets, who were at risk of falling victim to economic euthanasia. Here are but a few of Waggle success stories, all with happy endings: https://www.waggle.org/success-stories. To add your pet to Waggle and get the support you need, add your pet here.