Financial Assistance

If you have established a good relationship with your veterinarian, they may allow you to make payment arrangements. Emergency hospitals may or may not provide payment plans.

Visit our Veterinary Clinic Resource page to view list of local veterinary services throughout San Antonio.

Care Credit & Pet Insurance

Care Credit

Please apply for Care Credit before you need it. It is better for you to always have this on hand for emergencies.

Phone: 866-893-7864

Pet Insurance

Pet insurance can provide coverage for veterinary bills, behavior therapies, and wellness programs. Unfortunately, pet insurance is often difficult to understand, and the quality of coverage varies by company. 

NOTE: If you have an emergency situation, you will not be able to get the emergency covered by pet insurance if you do not have it before the incident.

Emergency Hospitals

Angel of Mercy Animal Critical Care

Visit Angel of Mercy Animal Critical Care

Phone: 210-684-2105

8734 Grissom Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78251

Monday - Friday: 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Weekends: Open 24 hours

Animal Emergency Room

Visit Animal Emergency Room

Phone: 210-737-7380

4315 Fredericksburg Rd., Suite 2
San Antonio, TX 78201

Monday - Friday: 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Weekends & Holidays: Open 24 hours

Becker Animal Hospital

Visit Becker Animal Hospital

Phone: 210-732-5148

6518 IH 10 W
San Antonio, TX 78201

Hours: Open 24 hours

Emergency Pet Centers - Broadway

Visit Emergency Pet Centers

Phone: 210-782-8354

8503 Broadway, Suite 105
San Antonio, TX 78217

Hours: Open 24 hours

Emergency Pet Centers - Sonterra

Visit Emergency Pet Centers

Phone: 210-404-2873

503 E. Sonterra Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78258

Monday - Friday: 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Weekends: Open 24 hours

Mission Pet Emergency

Visit Mission Pet Emergency

Phone: 210-691-0900

8202 North Loop 1604 W
San Antonio, TX 78249

Monday - Friday: 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Weekends & Holidays: Open 24 hours

Perrin 410 Animal Hospital

Visit Perrin 410 Animal Hospital

Phone: 210-650-3141

8365 Perrin Beitel Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78218

Hours: Monday - Sunday: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Town & Country Veterinary Care

Visit Town & Country Veterinary Care

Phone: 210-684-1448

10350 Bandera Rd., Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78250

Hours: Open 24 hours

Organizations & Foundations

Alamo Area Partners for Animal Welfare (AAPAW)

AAPAW is committed to bring animal welfare organizations, veterinarians, and the community together in partnership to improved the lives of animals in the San Antonio area.

Assistance Dog Partners – Veterinary Care Partnership (VCP) Program

IAADP has established an emergency veterinary fund to provide financial aid to United States IAADP Partner Members whose assistance require high cost veterinary intervention beyond their ability to pay. 

You must be a United States IAADP Partner Member in good standing, currently partnered with an adult hearing, guide or service dog. Dogs under 18 months and retired dogs are not eligible.

The Assistance Dog United Campaign

Operated in association with The Assistance Dog Institute, this nonprofit helps people with disabilities find funding to purchase service dogs.

Phone: 800-284-3647

The Big Hearts Fund

Pet owners who need financial assistance for the diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline heart disease are encouraged to apply for grants. 

Grants are limited to payment for veterinary services pre-approved by the Big Hearts Fund Veterinary Advisory Board.

Brown Dog Foundation

An organization dedicated to helping families who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis at the same time their pet requires life-saving treatment or life-sustaining medications. 

Provides assistance to families who normally live above the poverty line, but have experienced a financial setback – unemployment, unexpected and major medical bills, loss of home, etc.

Canine Cancer Awareness

Canine Cancer Awareness is a tax-deductible non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the prevalence of canine cancer, its effects and the available treatment options. Donations made to Canine Cancer Awareness are used for veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment.

Cats in Crisis

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

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.


DaisyCares, a local non profit organization, helps pet owners in need by providing temporary access to food, cat litter and other pet resources. They specialize in collecting community and corporate donations of pet food and supplies to distribute to pets in need. DaisyCares is a large organization with dozens of pet pantries throughout Bexar County, and their client services team can help you find a location that is closest to you.

Phone: 210-431-8326
Alternative: 800-246-9121

Additionally, the DaisyCares Veterinary Assistance Program was established to help financially challenged pet owners with the cost of veterinary care for their pets.

Dylan's Hearts

Dylan's Hearts provides financial assistance in times of critical need in hopes of perpetuating the bond that exists between humans and their animal companions, and providing others with the wonderful opportunity to experience a love like Dylan's!

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program (FVEAP)

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program is a nonprofit 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.

Seniors, People with disabilities, People who have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten – any of these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion.

Fetch a Cure - Canines in Crisis

Whether it be through financial support or other resources, FETCH a Cure’s, Canines in Crisis program looks forward to providing families with a sense of hope.

Phone: 804-525-2193

Good Sam Fund

The MedVet Good Sam mission is to provide financial aid and support for sick or injured stray animals who are admitted to MedVet by Good Samaritans and animal lovers.

Each grant is limited to $500 per doctor per year and per patient per year.

Phone: 614-846-5800

Handicapped Pets Foundation

The Handicapped Pets foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and well-being of elderly, disabled, and injured pets. The foundations donates mobility equipment to pets in need.

Phone: 603-637-2200


Help-A-Pet focuses efforts on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor. For lonely seniors, physically/mentally challenged individuals and children of working parents, pets represent much more than a diversion.

Phone: 630-986-9504

Helping People Help Pets (IMOM)

IMOM is dedicated to ensure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged. (Note: IMOM has a special fund for diabetic cats)

Land of Pure Gold Foundation

The Land of Pure Gold Foundation provides financial aid for Working Dogs (Assistance, Detection, Search & Rescue, Enforcement, Military and Animal-Assisted Therapy Dogs) who have been diagnosed with cancer.

The Magic Bullet Fund

The Magic Bullet Fund helps people who have made room in their homes and hearts for a canine companion, but do not have the financial resources to provide cancer treatment.

The Mosby Foundation

The Mosby Foundation’s priority for accepting an application for funding will continue to be a life-saving emergency confirmed by a licensed veterinarian.

Phone: 540-939-4034

The Pet Fund

The Pet Fund is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care.

Phone: 916-443-6007

RedRover (previously United Animal Nations) 

RedRover’s mission is to bring animal out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education.

Phone: 916-429-2457

Rose's Fund for Animals

Rose's Fund will financially assist pet owners and Good Samaritans who have an animal with a good prognosis for a healthy life, but are at a financial loss.

Phone: 877-505-4234

Shakespeare Animal Fund

Anyone can apply for funds, but SAF offers assistance primarily to those on fixed incomes or with annual incomes below $35,000. Exceptions are made depending on circumstances.

Phone: 775-342-7040

Dr. Nancy Kay – Speaking for Spot – Financial Assistance for Veterinary Care 

Listed on this website are some organizations that may be able to provide you with some financial assistance paying for veterinary care. 

Many of them are specific in terms of the type of medical care they will cover, the state or region where you reside, family income levels, etc.

Personal Fundraising Sites

You can set up a fundraising site and share on Facebook with family and friends to help you with unexpected vet expenses for your pet.

There is usually no charge to set up a fundraiser, but a small fee may be taken out by the company hosting the fundraising site from the donations or by PayPal. Contact the individual site for specific applicable fees.

NOTE: Many people who do not know you personally may not donate to a fundraising site, but will donate directly to the vet clinic, so please also include the vet’s contact information (name, address, phone #). You should get your vet’s permission first.

These are some fundraising websites that we are aware of: