Like most other professional offices you visit (your dentist, chiropractor, lawyer, etc.) fees are payable at the time service is rendered.
Your best course of action is to call your veterinary hospital ahead of time and inquire about alternative payment methods. The hospital manager will be happy to clarify the payment policy of the individual hospital.
We recommend you try to budget for veterinary care in your household budget.
Many veterinary preventive health care services can be staggered over a period of time, rather than doing “everything” in one visit. Your veterinarian can best advise you which procedures can be deferred, if necessary.
Most veterinary facilities accept payment by major credit cards. This is especially helpful at the time of a medical emergency.