Vets in Vans is excited to offer support to people and their pets!
Through this Veterinary Support Program our staff are trained to help pet owners navigate the complex systems of payment and financial aid options available to them. Vets in Vans strives to make veterinary care accessible to everyone and this program aims to bring equity to clients facing the steep costs of medical care.
While our program does not fund patient care directly, we work alongside pet owners to advocate and support the process of submitting applications and documentation for financing and fundraising to cover the cost of their pet’s care. We are often able to expedite the process of funding approval with our small and flexible vet staff.
There may not be funding options available for all cases and some cases may require additional applications, credit checks and financial contributions. In many cases, the fundraising process cannot begin until a veterinarian has done an exam on your pet.
We would like to thank our partners who have made this program possible by sharing referrals and working with our team.
Ready to find support? Check out the links below!
OAS Urgent Care - Reach out to the Oakland Animal Shelter for minor urgent care, limited funding available for up to two pets.
Skyla Fund - Reach out to the Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter to see the qualifications and application for Skyla Fund support. Variable funding available for up to three pets.
Sage Compassion for Animals - Reach out to Sage directly for urgent support of lifesaving surgery costs.
Red Rover Relief - Reach out to Red Rover for urgent care support.
East Bay SPCA Humane Advocate Program - Reach out to the East Bay SPCA to learn more about their Human Advocate Program
Pets of the Homeless - Reach out to Pets of the Homeless directly to speak with a case manager on qualifying for funding for your pet.
See a larger compiled list of resources at HSUS’s website.
Paw Fund - Serves the Berkeley and Richmond areas, see their website for more information.
PALS East Bay - Serves Oakland area, see their website for more information.
SF SPCA - Serves San Francisco area, see their website for more information.
Many other veterinary support programs also have free vaccination options.
EBSPCA Pet Food Pantry - Serves East Bay area, see their website for more information.
Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter - Serves Alameda, see their website for more information.
Furry Friends Pet Relief - Serves Contra Costa area, see their website for more information.
Full Belly Bus - Serves San Francisco area, see their website for more information.
Find other resources by location at pethelpfinder.org
For assistance through our program, please fill out our QUESTIONNAIRE.
For assistance through our program, please contact us at email@example.com describing your situation and providing any previous vet records that are relevant. If your pet has not been seen by a veterinarian, please reach out to us about scheduling an appointment first, then we can have you fill out our questionnaire.
Note: If your situation is not urgent, please expect a return call or email within 48 hours. If you are experiencing an emergency with your pet, please contact your nearest emergency veterinary hospital. Our veterinary support program is not designed to meet emergency needs, although we can often support you through urgent care at our clinics.