Paying for Medical Care
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center accepts payment for services via cash, check and the following credit cards: Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover. We also accept Care Credit. If you are not already approved for Care Credit, please apply here before your visit to the Veterinary Medical Center and please bring your Care Credit card to your visit.
An estimate of the charges will be given to you for approval. If your pet must be admitted (inpatient) you will need to pay 75% of the high end of the provided estimate prior to admission. The remainder of the charges are due when your pet is released. All outpatient care fees will need to be paid at the time of service. In all instances, we make every effort to charge fair and reasonable fees.
We encourage you to discuss payment methods and fees before services are performed. Please also feel free to ask your Ohio State veterinarian about charges each time you call for a progress report so that you can make responsible decisions about continuing care. Usual charges that accumulate include daily hospitalization fees, laboratory tests, x-rays, medications, daily examination charges, and special consultations or procedures.
For more information regarding your bill, please email our Accounting Department at CVM-OSUVMCAccounting@osu.edu. Please be sure to provide your first and last name, the animal name(s), and your phone number. Please know we cannot provide treatment estimates, we recommend that you call for an appointment.
If you are contacting us to pay your bill, please feel free to visit us online at https://payment.vet.ohio-state.edu/hospital-payment or by mailing a check to OSU-Veterinary Medical Center P.O. Box 715475 Columbus, OH 43271.
Submit the Payment Questions Form