HOW TO AVOID HIGH OUT OF POCKET COSTS, PAY ZERO ON FUTURE VISITS,AND GET THE BEST CARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR PET!
Have you ever experienced ‘Sticker Shock’ at your veterinary clinic? That’s the moment when the receptionist reveals the total cost of your pet’s appointment and your jaw drops.
You see, many times when pet owners visit their veterinarian for their pet’s annual preventive exam they only have the cost of the actual exam in their head. What they forget is that the exam is not the only item that has to be paid for.
For instance, here is a list of items that could make up your veterinary visit bill:
- Preventive Exam
- Blood Tests
- Fecal Examination
- Heartworm Test and Tick Profile
- Flea, Tick, & Heartworm Preventatives
That’s not including any food, treats, shampoos, or supplements you might need during your visit.
Now don’t get me wrong. In most cases, these items are necessary for your pet. And generally speaking, the price you are quoted is good value for the services being offered.
When you consider how much you pay for your own healthcare, the cost of veterinary medicine is an absolute bargain.
You see, the fact is that most pets are mammals, just like you and me. As such they share a lot in common with humans such as four limbs, a spine, skin, eyes, ears, nose and throat, teeth, heart and lungs, liver and kidneys, etc. In other words, all the same parts of the body with which we humans often have medical issues!
They are also exposed to many of the same environmental factors such as breathing the same air, not getting enough exercise and, unfortunately in some cases, eating the same food! Plus, to compound things further, pets use their mouths for everything so they are exposed to more chances of catching disease.
Veterinarians aren’t just your pet’s physician, they also handle his internal medicine, his dentistry, his nutritional needs, behavioral needs, and when necessary, his surgical needs!
As a result, vets receive far more training than your average family physician. Not to mention the fact that a veterinary clinic is literally a small hospital.
Now just as you will visit your physician for an annual exam to assess the overall state of your health, your pet needs to be seen regularly to assess the overall state of his health.
Ben Franklin once said “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” I think a better way to say it is “a penny of prevention is worth a dollar of cure,” because it’s your wallet that feels the pinch if your pet gets really sick!
In other words, it is much more expensive for us to treat an established undetected serious condition than it is for us to prevent a serious condition from developing in the first place by detecting symptoms early on.
Don’t let yourself be led into thinking that all your pet needs to stay healthy are vaccinations. For instance, periodontal (gum) disease, the most common clinical condition occurring in adult pets, cannot be vaccinated against, but can be prevented when caught early at a preventive exam.
For many pet owners this creates a dilemma. On one hand you know deep down that your pet needs to have everything your vet recommends during your visit. On the other hand, the cost of the visit can sometimes be a bit overwhelming.
It breaks our heart to see pets leave the hospital without getting the best care they deserve. Many pet owners tell us that our fees are reasonable and that the reason they don’t get everything their pet needs during their visit is simply because they can’t afford to do it all at the same time.
This got us thinking…
How Could We Help Our Clients To Afford The Preventive Care Their Pets Needed While Delivering Even Better Care Than They Were Currently Getting?
How could we vanish veterinary sticker shock from our hospital?
Well, wouldn’t it be better if, instead of paying for your pet’s preventive medical visit all at once, you could spread the payments out across the year? You can pay for your home, car, phone, cable, electricity, car insurance, and health insurance on a monthly basis, so why not your pet’s healthcare too?
And wouldn’t it be better if all of those essential items I listed earlier were included, so that there was nothing to pay when you did visit? That way you could just concentrate on bringing your pet in for his visit and not worry about the bill.
The Future of Affordable Comprehensive Pet Care
The good news for Lunenburg area Pet Owners is that there is an alternative. In fact, right here in Lunenburg you will find one of the most affordable and comprehensive pet care plans available in the USA.
To discover how much you could save by enrolling your pet in the Lunenburg Veterinary Hospital Pet Care Club just click on the relevant link below: