Payment Options

Thank you for choosing Cahuenga Pet Hospital to provide medical care for your pet. We make every effort to provide reasonable costs for services, but modern veterinary care can be costly. Our fees are based on compensating our personnel, purchasing and maintaining our diagnostic equipment, and maintaining the hospital to insure the best medical treatment for your pet. We believe that undercharging will only lead to a decrease in our standards and therefore the quality of medicine that we provide for your pet.

In our continued effort to offer absolutely the best veterinary care at Cahuenga Pet Hospital, we offer the following payment options:

Payment in full is required when services are rendered. If your pet is hospitalized, full payment is expected based on medical treatment plan provided by the veterinarian in charge. If additional services were provided during your pet’s stay, the final payment is due at the time when your pet is discharged.

We accept credit cards, debit cards, checks, and cash. Credit card must be signed by the credit card owner.

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Treatment Cost

Following an examination of your pet, the veterinarian in charge will provide you with a detailed medical treatment plan and estimate for the cost of services, procedures, tests, drugs, and supplies to treat your pet.

Suggested medical treatment plan fees usually reflect only the initial diagnostic care and treatment, and may change based on your treatment decisions after the consideration of your own financial resources. You have the right to decline any or all treatment suggested for your pet. 

Veterinary medical care today is more advanced, and at the same time more expensive due to rising costs of various factors, such as medical supplies, updated technologies, etc. Most pet owners have the same questions: “Can you recommend a good insurance company?” or “What should I get in order to save on veterinary care for my pet?”

Please read below and you might find an answer.

Pet Insurance

One of the options for the pet parents today is pet health insurance, which will provide financial support for your hurt or sick pet. But like medical coverage for people, pet insurance policies can be complicated and based on pet owner reimbursement. This means that pet owners are responsible to pay their veterinarian for services, and the insurance company will reimburse the owner after they receive a claim with veterinarian notes and paid invoice. Some of the major policy providers include: HealthyPaws Pet Insurance & Foundation, Petplan Pet Insurance, Embrace Pet Insurance, and Nationwide Pet Insurance. If your pet is sick or insured, please provide our front desk with the name of the insurance carrier for your pet at the time of admission.

Please Note: We do not endorse or recommend the services of any particular pet insurance provider, and strongly recommend that you research each insurance provider policy before enrolling. The links to pet insurance providers’ websites are provided for your convenience and information only.

Wellness Plans for All… Big or Small!

Give your pets the care they deserve at a price you can afford.

CPH Wellness Plans

Another option is enrolling your pets with CPH Wellness Plan, that will provide you and your companion with one of the best pet preventive care available. The cost of the CPH Wellness Plan is divided into 12 easy monthly payments, and in addition, Wellness Plan members will receive up to 15% discount on most services and products according to their plan.

CPH Pet Wellness Plans vs. Pet Insurance: What’s the Difference?

Our Wellness Plans are intended not to treat unexpected injury or illness, but to be used for preventive veterinary care and services that you pay for. All of our Wellness Plans packages include comprehensive preventive pet health care, that is specially designed to maintain and improve health of your pet at an affordable price.

You will find major differences in pet insurance and our pet wellness plans. In short, CPH Wellness Plans offering wide range of services that will prevent your pet to develop possible illnesses, while pet insurance will provide coverage only when your pet will get hurt or become sick. Wellness plan will allow you to prevent health problems before they occur, and actually use it all year-round, not to mention that our plan usually cost less than pet insurance. Below are a few factors to look for when you decide to insure your pet:

CPH Wellness Plans

Pet Insurance

Intended to maintain and improve health of your pet at an affordable price.

Coverage is limited to treatment of illness or injury that is already happened.

Services can be used at any time.

Can be used only if injury or illness arising from a covered occurrence.

Includes unlimited office visits to address any existing health problems and prevent from new occurrence.

Does not cover any pre-existing conditions. Most likely you will pay for coverage options that you may never use.

Same fees for all pets in the same species, no deductibles or waiting periods.

Certain breeds are excluded from coverage, and often monthly premiums are based on your pet’s breed and/or age.

Works like a "membership discount club", offering our members the best possible prices on veterinary services and products.

Coverage will start only if your deductible is met and the pet problem falls under your specific plan.

Prevention is the Best Insurance

Benjamin Franklin’s axiom that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is as true today as it was then. The cost of prevention is a fraction of the cost of treating an advanced health problem.  Regular preventive care is definitely your best insurance against many common conditions, and can help to keep your pet from getting sick by preventing many diseases. All of our Wellness Plans Include:

  • Unlimited Office Call Visits
  • Doctor Recommended Vaccines
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Fecal Exam & Deworming
  • Easy Monthly Payments
  • Peace of mind knowing that your pet will receive wellness care without any compromise or delay

To find the right healthcare package for your pet please visit Wellness Plan Options. Also, you can visit our Wellness Plan FAQ page, or call our hospital.

CareCredit

No pet parents want their pets to suffer because of unexpected veterinary expenses, but you shouldn’t have to worry about how to get the best medical care for the pet you love, whether it’s an emergency or just a routine checkup. When unexpected illness strikes your pet, unexpected expense strikes you as well, and that’s why we are so pleased to offer you CareCredit, as an interest-free payment option to handle the costs of caring for your pet’s healthcare. Highlights of the CareCredit program include:

  • No Interest payment plan charges if you pay your balance in full within the specified time period
  • No annual fees
  • No up-front costs
  • No pre-payment penalties
  • Low monthly payment options can be as low as 3% of your balance
  • Save your other credit cards for household or unplanned expenses
  • Can be used for all your pet’s follow-up care, annual exams, vaccines, pet supplies, and emergency treatment without having to reapply

It only takes a few minutes to apply for CareCredit. You’ll receive an online decision right away and can start using your account immediately. If you have any questions or need additional help call us, so we can assist you with your application over the phone.