Payment Options

Payment is due when services are rendered. In order to focus on our patients' needs, customer service and minimizing costs, we do not bill.

We accept debit cards, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) checks and cash. All cards must be signed by the owner of the card.

We also accept the following medical/veterinary specific payment options:

Care Credit

When unexpected illness strikes a pet, unexpected expense strikes as well.  La Costa Animal Hospital understands this and is able to make some special arrangements through the CareCredit program. It takes just 5 minutes to complete an application and will allow you to break down your payment into 6 monthly installments.  You can either apply at our hospital (where we'll call in your application over the phone for immediate approval), or apply yourself online prior to your appointment at:  La Costa Animal Hospital's Care Credit page.

Highlights of the CareCredit program:

  • Low Monthly Payments (3% of the Total Balance)
  • Interest Free For 6 Months
  • Determine Approval in a Few Minutes
  • No Annual Fee


We also now offer Scratchpay to make financing easy for everyone! With higher approval rates, friendly terms, and a simple application process, Scratchpay lets you get the care you need now and worry about payments later. Learn more at La Costa Animal Hospital's Scratchpay page.

Insurance For Your Pets

Another popular option for your family and pet is insurance coverage. To learn more, please review our Pet Insurance Information Sheet or visit the following websites....

Read reviews and compare pet insurance options here at Pet Insurance Review

AVMA guidance in selection of a pet insurance policy: Do you need pet insurance?

Pet insurance review: Consumers Advocate


Click here for a free quote and an exclusive 5% discount for La Costa Animal Hospital clients for Pets Best Pet Health Insurance Pet Health Insurance!