Wellness Plans ... an easier way to make sure your pets get all the health care they need. They are good for your pet -- and your wallet.

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering Petly Wellness Plans at the Chester Animal Clinic location ... Courthouse Road Animal Hospital soon to follow.

Every pet's well-being is our first priority so we're doing everything possible to make it affordable for you to give your furry friend everything they need.

What is Preventive Care? Regular examinations, vaccinations, screenings and other medical procedures provide your veterinarian with information about your pet’s body, organs and overall health.  By looking at your pet on a regular basis and measuring changes in their health, issues can be detected earlier and you and your veterinarian can follow through with treatment sooner to avoid illness becoming more costly in the future.  This approach to pet healthcare is called preventive care.

What Does Preventive Care Include?  Preventive care includes services such as routine checkups, necessary vaccinations, intestinal parasite screens and recommended blood and urine screens. It may also include dental cleanings and other recommended services.  Your pet’s age, species, breed and overall health status will play a role in determining which services are needed in their preventive care protocol.

Do Young Pets Need Preventive Care? Absolutely! Illnesses and disease can affect a puppy or kitten’s health too. Preventive care can include vaccine series to protect against such dangerous diseases as distemper and rabies. Services also often include spaying and neutering your young pet, as well as blood screening to establish baseline information for early detection of potential health threats in the future.

Do Adult Pets Need Preventive Care? Absolutely! In fact, regular checkups and screenings are an essential part of making sure problems are caught as early – a crucial part of keeping your pet happy and healthy as long as possible. Preventive care services for adult pets can include twice-annual checkups, blood and urine screening, dental cleanings, vaccinations, pest control and more.

What Are Petly Plans? Petly Plans are affordable monthly payment plans for your pet’s preventive-care services.  These care plans were created by veterinarians to help make taking care of your pet convenient and affordable. Petly Plans allow you and your vet to customize a plan to meet your individual needs and budget – and arrange monthly payments for those services instead of a once or twice a year lump sum.

How much do the Plans cost? You and your veterinarian will determine which Plan is right for you, your pet and your budget. Once that is determined, you pay a monthly payment based on the plan you choose. There is a one time, non-refundable Enrollment Fee of $99.00 that absorbs the cost of the soft credit check and administrative processing of the Petly Plan.  If there are insufficient funds at the time of processing there will be an additional charge of $35.00.

Can I Cancel or Change My Plan? Yes. We understand that circumstances change and that life is hard to predict. We make it easy to change or cancel your plan at any time. You will be responsible only for the regular price of services you’ve used so far, but won’t be penalized or charged fees for cancellation.

Is This an Insurance Policy? No. It’s important to note that Petly Plans are not the same thing as pet insurance. Petly Plans help you manage the cost of necessary regular care for your pet.  Pet insurance helps offset costs of catastrophic events, like unexpected accidents or illnesses.

Are Petly Plans Right For Me? Are you likely to visit your veterinarian one or more times a year? Do you want your pet to be current with vaccinations? Do you see signs of gum disease or other dental issues? Does your pet’s breed or genetic history suggest that you watch out for specific health concerns? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Petly Plans is right for you.  Talk to your veterinarian about which Petly Plan is best for your pet today!

What Information Do You Need to Enroll Your Pet into a Wellness Plan?  Should you decide that a Wellness Plan is the best option for you and your pet, please bring your Driver’s License, and two forms of payment (checking account information as well as a credit card). 

How Do I Enroll My Pet into a Plan?  Since we are providing monthly payments as an option we will be doing a soft credit to assess our risk.  This soft credit check will not impact your credit rating. If your credit rating comes back graded as an “A through D” you will be responsible for paying the Enrollment Fee in addition to the first month’s payment. If your credit rating comes back as an “E through G” you can still purchase a Wellness Plan for your pet, however, a 50% payment of your entire Wellness Plan (or you may pay in full) will be required as well as the Enrollment Fee. If you opt to not move forward with the Wellness Plans there will be a $7.50 fee for the Soft Credit Check.

When Are Payments Taken Monthly for My Pet’s Wellness Plan?  Payment for Wellness Plans are taken automatically on the 20th. If at any time your account information changes, we require 24 hours to process new payment methods or accounts.

Are there any other benefits to having a Wellness Plan for my pet?  All services included in the Wellness Plan have a 5% discount incorporated into the pricing with 4 Standard Courtesy Nail Trims. In addition, you will be eligible for a 5% discount on any diagnostics, prescription medications, food, shampoos and boarding services that are not included in the Plans. If your pet should get sick or injured while they are on a plan you will be eligible for a $25 co-pay for a Sick/Injured Exam, normally $55.00. If you opt to have a HomeAgain Microchip activated for your pet they are discounted to $40.00, a $59.99 value otherwise.  If you would like to enroll multiple pets into the Petly Wellness Plans there is a reduced Enrollment Fee for any additional pets of $50.00.