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To improve the lives of the animals in our care, be timely and compassionate in our responses, educate the public through community outreach and, provide for the health and safety of the citizens and animals of Ventura County.

Veterinary Care Assistance

Sick_Dog.jpgIs your pet sick or injured and you can't afford treatment?
Do you often have to decide between food for your family and Veterinary Care for your pet?

If you answered "YES" to either of these questions, then we can help. Ventura County Animal Services has partnered with veterinarians across the county who have made the pledge and joined the village to offer reduced fees for select medical procedures. This service is only available through our VCAS Pet Retention Program. To apply for assistance, please make an appointment with our Pet Retention Coordinator at (805) 383-4716.

You can contact local low-cost, non-profit Veterinary Clinics, such as:
Mercy Crusade in Oxnard, CA or Valley Veterinary Clinic in Simi Valley, CA

Need Low-Cost Vaccinations?
Attend one of our Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics AVAILABLE MONTHLY!

Other Vet Care Resources:
Assistance with Veterinary Care - Keep Your Pet.com

Disease and Assistance with Specific Conditions: Heart Disease, Cancer, Disabled Pets...
The Big Hearts Fund provides for owners of pets diagnosed with heart disease and experiencing sudden and unexpected hardship.
Diabetic Cats in Need helps owners care for their diabetic cat.
The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund for pets whose prognosis is good with an expected lifespan of more than two years after treatment.
Handicapped Pets Foundation donates mobility equipment to pets in need. Donates wheelchairs and carts to dogs!
Red Flyer loans mobility equipment to owners of handicapped pets.

Help Your Dog Fight Cancer provides financial assistance for those who cannot afford cancer treatment for their dogs. Many additional links for help and other grants!
Magic Bullet Fund provides assistance for first-round canine cancer treatment.

Emergency Veterinary Care
Labrador Harbor, provides support to benefit the immediate physical well-being of Labrador Retrievers 
RedRover Relief Grant, offers financial assistance grants so pet caregivers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care
Starfleet Canine Aid Foundation provides support for unforeseen illness or injury with a positive prognosis

National Resources
Care Credit — Provides pre-approved loans to participating veterinarians to be paid back in monthly payments.
The Mosby Foundation — Provides financial assistance for sick animals.
Onyx & Breezy — Assists animals with financial help for medical treatment when hardship is present. Must apply to Care Credit prior to applying to this program.
Paws for a Cure — Providing non-routine veterinary assistance for dogs and cats.
Pet Assistance, Inc. — Veterinary medical subsidies and interest free loans for pets suffering from conditions with a positive prognosis.
The Pet Fund — Provides assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary care.