PAW Financial Assistance Program
If you are a citizen of Yamhill County or the West Valley Area and receive government assistance, you might qualify for our PAW surgery prices.
Eligibility or coverage notification letters with current dates must be provided to approve you to receive PAW Prices. Examples of government assistance programs that will qualify you:
- SSI – Supplemental Security Income.
Must provide benefit verification letter for current year.
- SSDI – Social Security Disability Insurance.
Must provide benefit verification letter for current year or Medicare card with photo ID proving age under 65.
- SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or
- TANF – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Oregon Trail).
Must provide current proof of food benefits statement.
- Oregon Health Plan Must provide current coverage letter.
- Subsidized Housing
Must provide current certificate or voucher.
To obtain a replacement SSA benefit verification letter online, visit
Medicare, regular Social Security payments, and age (minors or senior citizens) are not indicators of government assistance and do not qualify you for PAW prices.
To apply for PAW financial assistance:
Call our Clinic Manager, Jennifer Choate, DVM, 971-267-2567. She will interview you on the phone and fill out the application during the phone call.
You will be asked to provide documentation of your financial status and/or participation in one of several government assistance programs (see above list). You may bring a copy of the documentation to the Spay/Neuter Clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, or send a picture of the documentation to Dr. Choate via text (971-167-2567) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You must provide documentation of assistance programs preferably before the day of the scheduled surgery. For low-income status, you need to provide family income and number of family members to qualify.
You may also print the PAW Pet Assistance Worksheet from this website or pick up a copy from the Spay/Neuter Clinic and complete the form yourself. You may bring the completed PAW financial assistance form and copies of your documentation of your financial status to the clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, or mail the form to Dr. Choate at 723 NE Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128. Dr. Choate will review the forms and call you for an interview. You must complete the form, an interview, and the submission of documentation before the day of scheduled surgery to receive the PAW surgery price.
* PAW Pet Assistance Worksheet needed to apply for financial assistance