Easy Payment Options for Covering the Cost of Pet Care

Covering your pet’s medical expenses can be difficult, especially when veterinary emergencies or other unexpected circumstances arise. Long Animal Hospital feels that every pet is entitled to exceptional medical care and that owners should have options and flexibility when it comes to covering the cost of necessary veterinary services.

Payment Options

Unless otherwise specified, payment is due at the time of service. We offer a variety of payment options to help make it easier to cover your pet’s health care costs:

  • Cash
  • Personal check
  • Major credit cards, now including American Express Visa MasterCard Discover
  • Debit cards
  • Pet health insurance (Embrace)
  • CareCredit

Pet Health Insurance

Taking out a health insurance plan for your pet while they are young is a great way to keep him or her protected in case of emergencies. Plans can also cover basic pet wellness services, saving you money on routine visits and care.

There are a lot of pet health insurance providers out there, and we encourage you to take the time to research the many plans and forms of coverage available to your pet. The American Animal Hospital Association offers a basic guide to pet health insurance—this is a great place to start and an excellent resource on payment options in general.



CareCredit can be very helpful in financing your veterinary bills, enabling you to set up a convenient payment plan. We are happy to work with this service. Learn more at CareCredit Veterinary.

Please contact us if you would like to speak with a member of our veterinary staff about Long Animal Hospital’s payment options and policies.

“Dr. Killough is so good and kind. He explains everything well and looks out for all my cats wellness. I also want to express appreciation for the care my cat Tess received 9.30.14 (in the very wee early morning hours) from Dr. Messenger who was on-duty in the Emergency Care Center. Tess suffered a stroke (she is 19 years old) and I presumed she would need to be put down. Dr. Messenger, without telling me what to choose, encouraged me to consider that her particular type of stroke had not affected her brain, and that she could achieve a great degree of recovery given time, good nutrition and good hydration. I chose NOT to have her put down. We had a rough couple of weeks, but she made daily progress and is now eating, drinking and walking on her own and also using the litter box independently. There is still progress to be made in her walking and balance, but she gets stronger and better every day. Thank you Dr. Messenger! The care my cats receive from the doctors and staff at Long is far and away superior to any vet in Mecklenburg County. I feel very fortunate to have this care available. Thanks to all!”

2523 South Boulevard, Charlotte NC 28203

(704) 523-2996

Mon–Fri: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Emergency Services Available during business hours