A Veterinarian of our choice must receive an approval letter by the Angel Fund Coordinator before the appointment for services to be provided.
Who qualifies for Angel Fund veterinary financial assistance?
- The pet and owner are residents of Yamhill County, Oregon.
- The pet has been spayed or neutered. If not, the owner is willing to get their pet spayed or neutered prior to or at the time of veterinary service. Unfortunately, Angel Fund cannot be used to assist with the cost of spaying or neutering a pet. However, we can provide several low cost options for getting your pet spayed or neutered, including our own Spay/Neuter Clinic.
- The applicant must prove that their income is below the federal poverty level or are currently receiving government/public assistance. Evidence of receiving government assistance is generally provided in the form of an award letter that shows a) the owner’s name, and b) the time period the benefits are good for (i.e. the benefits are currently being received). Please note: an ID Card cannot be used as evidence for receiving governmental assistance.
Requirements for using Angel Fund:
- After applicant has been approved by the Angel Fund Coordinator, an email must be sent by the coordinator to the veterinarian prior to service. Angel Fund cannot be used to cover veterinary expenses for exams/procedures that have already occurred. The applicant must also have approval before any follow up care.
- The Angel Fund Coordinator may send the applicant and their pet to a different veterinary hospital than the applicant’s regular vet.
- Pet owners are required to contribute to the cost of their pet’s medical care in the form of a co-pay. This co-pay is approved by the Angel Fund Coordinator and paid directly to the veterinary clinic at the time of the appointment (it cannot be provided later).
- Angel Fund may not pay for all recommended procedures or tests. We try to make Angel Fund available to as many pets and owners as we can. So, we may choose not to include procedures or tests that we feel are not medically necessary. The owner may choose to pay for those procedures/tests themselves, if they wish (this would be in addition to the required Angel Fund co-pay).
- Angel Fund does not cover specialty surgeries, diagnostic tests, or long-term medical needs like prescription diets or medications (although we can cover the initial portion of medication/food if the diagnosis is part of an Angel Fund approved exam).
- Angel Fund does not cover regular medical treatments such as wellness exams, vaccines, or spay/neuter surgeries. We also do not cover pest control treatments such as fleas, ticks, ear mites, or worms (unless the infestation has resulted in an urgent or emergent medical condition). Many of these regular maintenance treatments are available at low cost at our Spay/Neuter Clinic.
- In order to provide funding for as many pets as possible, there are limitations on how much financial assistance an owner can receive. The maximum number of times within a year that a pet owner can apply for Angel Fund is twice (whether for a single pet or for multiple pets).
If you are unsure whether you will qualify for or be able to meet the requirements for using Angel Fund, you should complete and submit the application!