At Pieper Veterinary, you and your pet will have access to highly advanced care, cutting-edge equipment and facilities, and expertly trained staff members. As pet owners ourselves, we understand that the costs associated with emergency and specialty care can sometimes be overwhelming. We strive to always be as up-front and transparent about billing as possible, and are happy to provide detailed estimates and answer any in-depth questions you might have.
Payment for services is due in full at the time of check-out, with a deposit of the low end of any estimate required for pets undergoing procedures or being admitted to stay with us in-hospital. We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, personal checks, and cash. Due to the high overhead costs of running and staffing a 24-hour hospital, we are unable to accept payment plans. For clients seeking financial assistance, we recommend that you look into these options:
Care Credit provides loans for veterinary and medical expenses that are interest-free if paid within 12 months. You can apply online or over the phone, or talk to our front desk staff and we will be happy to help you apply in the hospital. Approval and funds are issued immediately.
Waggle is a fundraising platform similar to GoFundMe, set up specifically for pets in need. Once you contact Waggle, they will help you to write up a story about your pet that you can share across social media. Waggle partners with and sends funds directly to Pieper Veterinary, which means donors can be assured that 100% of their donation will be going to the pet's care.
Fox Memorial Clinic
Fox Memorial Clinic is a hospital in Newington, CT, affiliated with the Connecticut Humane Society. They offer primary care services such as wellness exams, vaccines, x-rays, and euthanasia at discounted rates. Please note that Fox Memorial does not offer emergency services and they cannot accept walk-in appointments.
At Pieper, we work with all brands of pet insurance, including Trupanion. Trupanion is a pet insurance that offers the option to direct pay to vet offices at the time of check-out, as opposed to the typical insurance which will only reimburse you after you've already paid your bill and submitted the claim. Please let our front desk staff know if your pet has insurance when checking in.
Below is a list of local non-profit funds and charities that offer financial grants and crowdfunding options for pets in need of medical care. You can visit each page for more information about how you can qualify for financial assistance. Please note that Pieper Veterinary is not affiliated with any of the charities listed.