Financial Assistance

We understand that most people experience financial hardship at one time or another. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible care we can for your pet within your budget, and to do it without judgement. Part of our vision has always been affordable emergency care for pets in our community. We believe that as a group, if we all work together, we can achieve a positive solution that works for all parties involved. Our clinic will always provide pain relief and/or humane euthanasia for any animal in need regardless of their owner’s financial situation, as we believe we are ethically and emotionally bound to do this.

In the interest of employing the best people in our field to work nights, weekends, holidays, and very long shifts, we believe they should be paid a living wage and treated as the high-level professionals they are. To do this, we must cover our costs for having the specialized equipment, medications, and support that they need to function at their best. We cannot provide advanced medical diagnostics, treatments, or surgeries for less than the prices we have established at our practice. We appreciate your efforts to help us help you find a way to financially provide for your pet.

We are unable to provide in-house payment plans. Please see below for additional resources.

Care Credit

Care Credit is a credit card that can be used for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the medical treatment of your pet. We offer the six-month financing option at Animal Urgent Care. More information can be found here. 

Family & Friends

Have you reached out to family and friends to see if they are able to assist you financially? We understand this can be a difficult conversation to have, but more than likely they know how important your pet is to you. Can your boss give you a cash advance? Here is where you help us help you.

Scratch Pay

Scratch Pay is a payment plan option you can apply for with no risk to your credit. This is different than a credit card. You have the option of choosing which repayment plan is best for you. More information can be found here.  


There are a few pet-specific grants that may be able to help you bridge the gap in what you can afford and what your pet needs. Most of these organizations have specific requirements (spay/neuter, demonstrable financial need, vaccination, etc.) before they will release funds. More information at:

Ginger’s Legacy 

A Comprehensive List of Grant Options

Credit Cards

If you already possess credit cards, you can call the financial institution that issued them and request a higher limit to afford the care your pet needs. Sometimes adding a co-applicant or co-signer will allow for this if the bank says no, initially.

Low Cost Facilities

We have many recommendations for low-cost care in the Denver metro area, depending on your pet’s needs and what day/time you are looking for assistance. Some of the most commonly utilized low-cost facilities are:

Pet Aid Colorado 

Guardian Angel Veterinary Care

Planned Pethood Plus

Maxfund Wellness Center