Medical care expenses are among the biggest contributors to the overall costs of pet guardianship. In 2017 alone, pet veterinary costs comprised as much as 25% of the nearly $70 billion Americans spent on their animals.
Pets for Patriots partners with veterinary practices to provide high quality, discounted care to veterans who adopt through our program. We cannot help with pet veterinary costs for members of the general public or veterans who did not adopt through our program, without exception.
Click the name of each organization listed below for more information about available assistance and criteria to apply. We are not able to reply to individual comments on this post asking for help; please refer to the list below.
Provides financial assistance to qualifying service members E-6 ranks and below, and non-active veterans on an individual basis. Individuals can apply for grants for routine and emergency care, as well as for costs related to PCS travel with pets.
Helps with the treatment of emergency and specialty medical conditions where the pet would otherwise suffer, be euthanized, or relinquished without proper veterinary care. Grants capped at $1,000 per pet/household.
Provides assistance grants for life-threatening or urgent veterinary needs for pets that have a promising outcome.
For cat guardians who cannot afford necessary, life-saving veterinary care.
Provides financial aid for pets who need non-basic, non-urgent care.
Offers a listing of resources by state and breed, as well as for individuals who are disabled or have assistance animals.
Helps shelters, rescues and individuals pay medical bills of homeless pets.
Provides a listing of organizations that provide financial assistance for veterinary care, organized by state/national, disease, breed and other factors.
Listing provides both national and state-by-state listing of various organizations, funds, etc. for low/no-cost veterinary care.
Offers payment plans for individuals who need help with various types of bills, including veterinary care.
Offers financial assistance for veterinary bills to pet owners experiencing financial hardship. The animal must have a good prognosis if care is rendered.
Offers charitable veterinary services to individuals facing personal hardships, as well as a means to support animals who are injured or rescued from abuse and neglect. Requests for support must come directly licensed AVMA veterinarians.
Donates mobility equipment to pets in need.
Works with treating veterinarians to assist low-income individuals with cancer treatment for their pets.
Helps pay for canine cancer treatment only.
Helps San Diego pet guardians with the cost of emergency veterinary care.
Provides food and emergency medical care to the pets of homeless individuals.
Plan for the unexpected
Pets for Patriots members are eligible to receive a 15% discount from Petplan, rated America’s number one pet insurance provider and the exclusive pet insurance sponsor of our charity.
You might choose to insure your pet, set aside medical funds in your family budget to help with pet veterinary costs – or both. Always have a financial plan to care for your pet’s veterinary needs.