As there are no government subsidies for animal hospitals and relatively few pet owners have pet insurance, each patient’s care must be paid in full by his or her owner. Additionally, perhaps because emergency practices lack ongoing relationships with clients, experience has shown that many clients at emergency clinics failed to pay balances as promised. For these reasons, our hospital, like virtually all emergency practices (and now most general practices), is unable to offer billing for services. We do, however, offer a delayed payment plan through a reputable veterinary financing company called CareCredit. Ultimately, the extent of care given to any animal is determined by its owner and their financial resources. Our staff is, however, very willing to work with you to provide care within your budget.