We need to be advocates to the pets. Turning a pet away for financial reasons is a really tough thing for our profession. With an option like iCare Financial now we can move forward and do what we know is the right thing to do.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 09, 2016
Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center is a full-service wellness practice located in Gainesville, Florida. In addition to providing in-house diagnostics, the practice also offers state of the art laser surgery to pets. Services include everything from cardiology, dental services and x-ray studies to cancer therapy and geriatric life-stage management.
Navigating Payment Options at Millhopper
A sick or injured pet is something that most pet owners are not prepared for, and, as a result, they often lack the cash necessary to pay for services provided. Millhopper accepts cash, major credit cards, Care Credit and also iCare Financial.
When they chose to add iCare Financial as a payment option a few years ago, they were looking for a reliable payment option where they would know that clients would be accepted. They found that with other payment services, such as Care Credit, the acceptance rate is very small. Before taking payment through iCare Financial, the veterinarians at Millhopper were going as far as to arrange internal personal notes with clients to pay for medical care.
Dr. David Menard DVM is Chair of Staff at MVMC explained, “The guaranteed acceptance that iCare offers is appreciated by clients. Our acceptance rate with Care Credit is low, only about 30% of applicants get approved. Now we can tell people as long as you have the instruments necessary, like a driver’s license, this is going to happen.”
Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center has also been pleased to discover that utilizing iCare Financial has dramatically cut back on the need for collections. In the past, they always had to spend time and money dealing with patient collections. Dr. Menard explains, “iCare takes that off your plate. No veterinary clinic wants to deal with collections!”
Improving Care and Slowing Financial Euthanasia Rates
Dr. Menard attests to the fact that their ability to accept payments through iCare Financial has definitely prevented financial euthanasia. In many cases at other practices, doctors and pet owners make the difficult decision to end an animal’s life due to the fact that money for treatment is not available. Additionally, owners have been able to afford to pay for more intensive work-ups and care.
Recommendations for Practices Considering iCare Financial
For fellow veterinary practices who are considering using iCare Financial, Dr. Menard points out that it is not necessary to use this form of patient payment as a sole source of financing. However, the team at Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center has found that the program runs seamlessly.
Promising Compassionate Care
One of the goals of the team at Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center is to always provide compassionate care. That means trying to never turn people away without care for their beloved furry or feathered friends.
Dr. Menard explains, “We need to be advocates to the pets. Turning a pet away for financial reasons is a really tough thing for our profession. With an option like iCare Financial now we can move forward and do what we know is the right thing to do.”
About iCare Financial
iCare Financial is a national financial organization in the dental patient financing, medical patient financing, plastic surgery patient financing, veterinary patient financing and automotive repair financing verticals. iCare Financial offers consumers and patients financial programs with no credit check for businesses and medical practices wanting to service more patients and consumers. Instead of offering patients and consumers another credit card, iCare offers businesses and medical practices a unique payment solution on one platform that accepts all patients and consumers. To learn more visit the website at http://www.icarefinancialcorp.com.