The following are some of the most common questions our vets get about financing patients' care with the CareCredit credit card.
- What is CareCredit?
CareCredit is a healthcare credit card. It can serve as a way to pay for a variety of medical expenses, including your pet's veterinary care with convenient monthly payments.*
The CareCredit card is accepted at over 250,000 providers and retail locations across the country such as Smith Animal Hospital.
*Subject to credit approval.
- How do I apply for a CareCredit card?
The fastest way to apply for a CareCredit card is to visit their website here. There, you can see if you prequalify for a CareCredit credit card and, if prequalified, you can preview your credit limit.
After checking whether you prequalify, you can either apply online at the link above, by phone or in person at our Houston County clinic or another participating healthcare office.
*Applicants must be at least 21 years of age to apply by phone (must be 18 or older to apply through other means). Applicants by phone must have written copy of the credit card agreement before proceeding, which can be printed from carecredit.com or can be obtained from our clinic.
- How do I use my CareCredit card?
You can use your CareCredit card just like you use any other credit card.
As long as you stay within your credit limit, you can use your card to pay for any veterinary expenses you may have at Smith Animal Hospital or other participating healthcare providers without needing to apply each time.
- What procedures can I use my CareCredit card for?
The CareCredit card can be used for veterinary medical procedures at providers in the CareCredit network, from surgeries and routine exams to dental care and more.
The following are some examples of the treatments and procedures that a CareCredit card can be used for:
- Annual check-ups
- Teeth cleaning
- Pet food and nutrition
- Spay and neutering
- Surgical procedures
- Emergency services