Galena Square Veterinary Clinic Payment Policy
All Payments Are Due At Time Of Service
The doctors and staff members of Galena Square Veterinary Clinic understand that you want to do what is in the best interest of your pet. Sometimes the costs associated with these decisions can be difficult, however; veterinary businesses, such as Galena Square Veterinary Clinic are not funded by any outside government agencies, non-profit organizations, or donations from the public. Collecting payment when services are provided guarantees our ability to keep the hospital stocked with appropriate medications and supplies, well equipped with necessary diagnostic tools, and staffed with an enthusiastic and passionate team of dedicated employees.
We accept the following forms of payment:
Personal Checks (With proper ID/Driver’s license)
Major Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard,Discover)
CareCredit (Payment Plans Available)
Financial Hardship and Payment Plans
We do recognize that urgent care issues and/or emergencies arise unexpectedly, and can cause financial hardship. Therefore we do offer financing via CareCredit. CareCredit is a personal line of credit accepted at several medical providers, including veterinarians, optometrists, and dentists. To apply, you can either log on to www.carecredit.com to fill out an on-line application, or you may complete an application at our office. You will need your current driver’s license and a debit or credit card with a Mastercard or Visa logo. Within a few minutes, you may be approved for the financing you need.
If you are in need of additional financial resources, please see our resources page
Major Surgery and Hospitalization
Due to the difficulty of providing accurate estimates for potential veterinary treatments over the phone for traumatic injury or illness, our staff can provide simple estimates for the necessary office visit, including the physical examination of the patient, and consultation with the veterinarian. Once the physical examination has been completed, the veterinarian will gladly provide the client with all of the different options available for treatment, and the estimated costs for each treatment plan upon request.
Hospitalization: If the patient is to be admitted into the hospital, a deposit equaling at least 75% of the estimated cost for treatment is expected at time of admission. All remaining charges are due at time of discharge.
Surgery: If the patient is admitted for surgery, a deposit equaling at least 50% of the high end of the estimated cost for treatment is expected at time of admission. All remaining charges are due at time of discharge.
*NOTE: Under some circumstances, 100% of the estimated costs may be required before admission for hospitalization or surgery.