Caring Hands Animal Hospital
At Caring Hands Animal Hospital, we understand the importance of creating a safe and effective vaccination program for your pet. Our vaccine protocols follow guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association. We carefully consider each vaccination's safety and efficacy, the risk of the disease in our area, and the severity of the disease itself. Most importantly, we take into consideration your pet's lifestyle to create a vaccination program that is specific to his or her needs. Our staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have about vaccines for your pet. We hope you will find the following links and documents useful.
Vaccine Information - Links
Vaccine Information - Documents
Pet Insurance Information
Pet insurance has been increasing in popularity recently, thanks in large part to the advances of veterinary science. Vets today can offer treatments and procedures that were unheard of just a few years ago, such as radiation therapy, transplants, and MRIs. However, these new treatments are not inexpensive; veterinary costs have risen over 70% in the past five years.
Pet health policies are similar to human insurance policies; most include annual premiums, deductibles, and various coverage based upon what the owner chooses. Policy costs vary widely, depending on the animal and the different packages that the owner can choose. Some companies offer comprehensive care, including such things as annual checkups and vaccinations, spaying/neutering, death benefits and even reimbursement for offering a reward for lost pets. Other plans cover only accidents and illness. Most plans also have co-pays and caps that limit how much will be paid out annually.
Items to be aware of and research before choosing a policy:
· Some policies won't cover older pets
· Certain breeds may be excluded from coverage
· Pre-existing conditions are normally excluded
The website below offers reviews of different companies and the plans they offer. They are not affiliated with any pet insurance company. Please use the information to help determine what plans may be beneficial to you and your pet.
Caring Hands Animal Hospital is happy to help you complete insurance claim forms. It is ideal for us to do this on the day services are provided, but can be done up to 30 days after a visit. Ask any of our Client Care Specialists for more information. As each policy is individualized, we will give the forms to you for final editing and submission to your insurance company. You are welcome to use our fax machine for this purpose.
General Health and Information
Local Rescue Groups
For additional information, please feel free to search the Pet Library, a comprehensive pet library courtesy of Veterinary Partner, a Veterinary Information Network sponsored site.