VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle

Financial Assistance

The following are resources for possible help with veterinary bills. VCA Veterinary Specialty Center has not had experience with many of these groups and you will need to contact them for the specifics about their program.

American Animal Hospital Association
Through the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, veterinary care is possible for sick or injured pets even if they have been abandoned or if their owner is experiencing financial hardship.

Angels 4 Animals
Angels4Animals, a non-profit organization and a program of Inner Voice Community Services, has a mission to serve as the guardian angel of animals whose caretakers find themselves in difficult financial situations.

Brown Dog Foundation
At Brown Dog Foundation it is our mission to offer pet owners in temporary financial crisis an alternative to euthanasia when their pet faces a treatable life-threatening condition in order to restore the quality of life for pet and owner.

The Budkis Fund

The Budkis Fund has been established to help low-income seniors living in the Puget Sound Community cover their emergency pet care through generous tax deductible donations.


CareCredit is a credit card program widely accepted by veterinarians and dentists. You can apply online or often in-person at your veterinary office.

Cats in Crisis
Cats in Crisis Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping
individuals and humane organizations care for cats with chronic or emergency medical conditions through financial and fundraising assistance.

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)
The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes.

God's Creatures Ministry
This fund helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help.

Our efforts focus on serving senior citizens, physically and mentally challenged individuals, and children of the working poor.

We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.

The Mosby Foundation
The Mosby Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, to assist in the care of sick, injured, abused and neglected dogs through financial support and public education.

The Onyx & Breezy Foundation
The foundation lends financial support to: funding of equipment for medical facilities, Funding for much needed research, medical treatment for animals where hardship is present, funding of organizations that benefit animals, and other endeavors that benefit the welfare of animals.

The Pet Fund
The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care.

Piggers' Pals
The foundation will accept applications from individuals or families that require financial assistance to provide advanced medical and/or surgical veterinary care that will extend both quantity and quality of life for their pets that would otherwise not be available to them.

Shakespeare Animal Fund
This fund helps pay veterinary costs for unexpected illness or other medical expenses.

United Animal Nations
The mission of LifeLine is to help homeless or recently rescued animals suffering from life-threatening conditions that require specific and immediate emergency veterinary care. We strive to serve Good Samaritans and rescue groups who take in sick or injured
animals. In certain cases, LifeLine can also assist senior citizens and low-income families pay for immediate emergency veterinary care.

Other Groups Who are Breed or Illness/Injury Specific:

Cody's Club

Cody's Club provides financial support for those who face radiation treatments on a limited income, and also emotional support services in the form of a hotline and in-person group that meets monthly.

Corgi Aid

CorgiAid is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to supporting independent rescue of Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh corgis and corgi mixes of either breed worldwide.'�

Special Needs Dobermans
'We are an organization of people with a common goal of helping senior and special needs Dobermans.'�

(click on Financial Forum)
For all financial topics related to handicapped pets, including fundraising, financial aid, affordable equipment, assistance needed, and items to give away. This forum does not give financial assistance. A list of financial aid organizations is provided here.

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners
IAADP has established an emergency veterinary fund to provide financial aid to United States IAADP Partner Members whose assistance dogs require high cost veterinary intervention beyond their ability to pay.

Labrador Life Line

Labrador Life Line provides assistance to dogs who are (a) with an individual, family or life partners but for valid reasons, the family/individual/life partners cannot provide the required help for the dog's condition; (b) currently or will be placed in rescue situations;
(c) are currently at a shelter with which LLL has a current Memorandum of Understanding in force.

LabMed: Rx For Rescued Labs

LABMED will provide monetary assistance toward emergency medical expenses for Labrador Retrievers or Lab-mixes who are abandoned or rescued cases and for whom no other funding is available or is insufficient.

The Magic Bullet Fund

Magic Bullet Fund (MBF) provides financial assistance for canine cancer treatment only when the family is financially unable to provide treatment.


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately 425-697-6106

VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle is here for you and your pet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter what the time of day or night we have a veterinarian and vet techs here to answer your questions and provide you and your pet with care in an emergency situation. 

Our emergency service is designed to be an extension of the services provided by your primary care veterinarian. When your vet is not available, our doctors and nursing staff are here to provide the emergency care your pet needs. In addition to emergency services, we are able to provide intensive care for critically ill pets that have been referred by primary care veterinarians.

Many patients are treated as outpatients. Should your pet require ongoing care, we may recommend that you return to your primary care veterinarian when the day practice opens. For unstable patients in need of further evaluation, arrangements can be made for continued hospitalization and when needed, evaluation by one of our specialists.

Please click here to download a copy of our Pet Emergency Handbook