Application For Financial Assistance

At this time, we are accepting applications from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut ONLY.

If your pet requires veterinary care and you can’t afford it, please complete this application to determine if you qualify for HEALS financial aid. Please note we don’t cover spay-neuter surgery, routine wellness exams, or annual vaccinations.

Fill out the application. Along with the application send the following: 

  • Last 2 Pay Check Stubs or Proof of Disability and or Social Security*
  • Lastest Tax Return First and Last Page*
  • Care Credit Acceptance/Denial
  • Scratch Pay Acceptance/Denial 

We will review your application and get back to you shortly. Please do not email pictures of your documents.   

If you prefer you can download the application as a PDF and e-mail it to

Application For Financial Assistance

Type of Pet(Required)

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Pet Gender(Required)
Please include the address information
Ability to Pay Heal's funding is available only to pet owners for whom paying for their pet’s treatment would constitute an extremely significant financial hardship. Pet owners are expected to explore other ways to defray costs such as payment plans or CareCredit. Proof of an inability to pay will be required. The Heals Review Committee will be the sole arbiter of inability to pay and will make all grant decisions.
Have you discussed a payment plan with your veterinarian?(Required)
Applying to Care Credit ( or 800-677-0718) is a requirement for eligibility. Have you applied for and received Care Credit?(Required)
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The cost of veterinary care has risen tremendously. While we help our qualifying clients to the extent possible, in most cases we aren’t able to cover the cost of the entire veterinary bill. 

There are various other sources of financial aid available and we’ve included many of them here for your convenience. We encourage you to apply to as many of them as possible to make paying for veterinary services more affordable for you.