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There are a variety of clinics and programs available in NYC to help make veterinary care for your pet more affordable. (Photo by Brigette Supernova)

There are a variety of clinics and programs available in NYC to help make veterinary care for your pet more affordable.

Photo by Brigette Supernova

Reduced-Cost Veterinary Care

If you need financial assistance to help pay for veterinary care for your companion animals in the New York City area, there are programs available that can make routine care or emergency treatment more affordable.

Payment Plans

Ask your veterinarian if he/she can offer you a payment plan that would allow you to pay the bill over time.

Care Credit

Ask the veterinarian's office if they take Care Credit. If you apply for Care Credit and are accepted, you can pay your pet’s veterinary bill over a limited-time period with NO interest.


Allows qualified applicants to select a payment plan that accommodates their budget.

Reduced-Cost Veterinary Providers

Contact any of the following veterinary providers to see if they might offer your companion animal veterinary care that is more affordable than your regular veterinarian. Appointments are required for most non-emergency providers. Please contact a provider before taking your pet in for treatment.

ASPCA Animal Hospital – Manhattan

Urgent care for cats and dogs whose owners’ total annual household income is under $50,000.

844-692-7722 (844-MY-ASPCA)

ASPCA Community Veterinary Center – Brooklyn residents only

Vaccine and wellness services by appointment only for pet parents who reside in Brooklyn with an annual household income of under $50,000.

844-692-7722 (844-MY-ASPCA)

ASPCA Community Veterinary Center – Bronx residents only

Preventive and basic veterinary care by appointment only for pet cats and dogs who reside in the Bronx with an annual household income of under $50,000.

844-692-7722 (844-MY-ASPCA)

Animal Clinic of Bay Ridge

Astoria Animal Society

Dr. A. Douglas, DVM

Mt. Vernon, NY

917- 613-3129

Halo Veterinary Hospital

Humane Society of New York Veterinary Clinic - Manhattan

Long Island Animal Surgery – Patchogue & Glen Cove

Low-Cost Vet – Fresh Meadows

Queens Low Cost Veterinary Center

Southampton Animal Shelter Wellness & Spay/Neuter Clinic

Value Veterinary Clinic – Bronx

Vet Wheels Mobile Clinic – Brooklyn & Queens

More Providers (Not necessarily low-cost)

Banfield Pet Hospital

Bond Vet

PetWellClinic - Walk-in

URvet Care

Veterinary Surgery Center of NY

Free & Low-Cost Vaccinations

Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC)

To find out if there is an upcoming free clinic near you, email

Kent Animal Shelter

Queens Low Cost Veterinary Center

Vetco Vaccination Clinics at Petco Stores

VIP Pet Care

Reduced-Cost Spay/Neuter

Many options are available for free or reduced-cost spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs in New York City.

Veterinary Financial Assistance Programs

A number of programs offer financial help to pay for veterinary bills. Some of these programs are specific to a location, and most have specific funding guidelines, such as treating particular health conditions or breeds. 


Sometimes has coupons for private veterinary offices that provide you with discounts on veterinary appointments and vaccines.

Healthy Pets Project of NYC

May be able to provide veterinary assistance for your pet, but cases are reviewed thoroughly.


Lists many resources for help with vet care, pet food, and other needs.

K9 of Mine

Lists 24 organizations that help pay vet bills.

The Pet Lifeline Financial Assistance Program

Offers one-time financial aid exclusively for non-basic, non-urgent veterinary care, such as cancer treatment, heart disease, chronic conditions, endocrine diseases, diabetes, eye diseases, IBD, etc. One recipient is selected each month to receive this one-time aid.

Red Rover

Helps animals rescued from disasters or neglect, domestic violence victims seeking safety with their pets, and animals with life-threatening illnesses.


Lists national organizations that offer financial support to qualifying pet owners to assist with medical expenses.

Tripawds Foundation ASAP Program

Financial assistance for families of pets facing amputation surgery.


Helps families secure the resources required to provide much needed specialty and emergency care for their pets.


Crowdfunding solution that channels funds directly to verified veterinary providers to ensure 100% of funds go directly to the pet's care.


Note: The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is providing the above information for informational purposes only and is in no way involved in making any determination of eligibility for financial assistance or ensuring the quality of veterinary care provided.