Insurance & Payments
Find a payment solution that works for your budget.
Prior to treatment, we provide clear, written estimates to ensure you are informed in detail about the treatment plan and associated costs. Our policy is that payment is required at the time services are rendered. Call us if you have questions about financing or our accepted forms of payment.
Accepted Forms of Payment
- American Express
- Discover Card
- Personal checks (with proper identification)
- Pet insurance (see below)
- CareCredit (see below)
- Payment Banc (see below)
- Vet Direct Pay (by Trupanion)
Pet insurance works well in cases of injury and illness, whereas wellness plans cover preventative care exams and basic wellness visits
Pet insurance premiums are typically paid on a monthly basis and can be used to help offset some of your pet’s treatment costs.
When using pet insurance, payment is typically due when services are rendered and then your insurance company will reimburse you if applicable.
If you're looking for a pet insurance provider, we suggest checking out Trupanion, ASPCA Pet Insurance, Nationwide Pet Insurance, or PetPlan.
CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed to help you pay for your pet’s health and wellness over time instead of having to pay for everything all at once.
Your CareCredit card can be used for a variety of veterinarian procedures, including:
- Spay and neutering
- Dental cleaning
- Parasite control and prevention
- Surgical procedures
- And more
Learn more at CareCredit.com.
Upon approval, Payment Banc is a program that deducts monthly payments from an active checking account, or debit or credit card.
Client Experience - Veterinary Health Insurance
Dear Dr. Foster & Staff:
I am writing you to promote our pet insurance plan. In 2010 we adopted a black lab/pitt mix (Reisling) & decided to enroll her in a pet insurance policy, and I can honestly say we are very glad we did. She is a very active, energetic & curious pup. Last year, 2011, we found her in the yard with a dead rabbit. The rabbit had ingested some rat poison. Of course this happened on a Sunday, so we took her to the Emergency vet & she also had the rat poison in her. After some treatment there, we then had a follow-up visit at Foster’s. This was a $280+ bill. Then just a few weeks ago she was not putting pressure on her left hind leg. Brought her into Foster Animal Hospital & she had torn her Cruciate Ligament (ACL) — Surgery was performed & she is healing well. This was a $1500+ bill.
Since we had the pet insurance policy for Reisling thru Pet Plan each of these incidents only cost us our deductible of $100.00 — We paid upfront (of course) & then submitted the invoices with Dr’s notes via fax. We received payment for our claims very quickly (max of 2 weeks). This company (Pet Plan) is great to work with. They have a very user-friendly website & several policy options (Coverage Plans, Deductibles, etc.). They also have a spot on their site for veterinarians to get more info about the plans offered so you can promote it to your pet owners.
Pet Insurance is definitely something I will have for all my animals in the future. I will recommend it to any & all pet owners I know — It is well worth it.
Thanks for all the care you have given our animals! - Jennifer & Chris B.