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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.

Reduced-Cost Veterinary Clinics

Contact the following veterinary clinics to see if they might offer your companion animal veterinary care that is more affordable than your regular veterinarian:

The Humane Society of New York – Animal Clinic

Vetco Clinics

ASPCA Community Veterinary Centers: Brooklyn and the Bronx

If you are a resident of Brooklyn or the Bronx with an annual household income of under $50,000, contact the ASPCA at 844-MY-ASPCA (844-692-7722) for information or to inquire about an appointment at the ASPCA’s Community Veterinary Center in your borough. Please note these are not emergency clinics.

For Brooklyn residents only:

ASPCA Community Veterinary Center
464 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207
Operating hours by appointment only: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For Bronx residents only:

ASPCA Community Veterinary Center
501 E 161 St., Bronx, NY 10451
Operating hours by appointment only: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

When you call to request an appointment for either location, please listen carefully to the outgoing message and prompts. There might be times when appointments are not available because demand is high and capacity is extremely limited. The outgoing message will inform you if this is the case, at which point you’ll be advised to seek care from your primary veterinarian or other veterinary clinic in your area.

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 other programs, including those listed on the Save-A-Pet website offer pet owners/guardians 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. 

Healthy Pets Project of NYC

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

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. å

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.


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.