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Public Veterinary Assistance Fund

 

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  1. To provide ONE TIME financial assistance not to exceed $500 to low income residents of the City of Auburn who use a Washington State licensed veterinarian from the AVHS VetPartners list for non-routine medical care of their dogs and cats.
  2. To enrich and maintain the human animal bond and keep loved pets in their homes.
  3. To reduce the possibility of unwarranted euthanasia due to the inability of pet owners to fund needed costs for medical care.

 

The AVHS Public Veterinary Medical Assistance Fund provides reimbursement for non-routine medical care up to $500 performed by an AVHS VetPartners veterinarian within the previous week or direct veterinary payment assistance for medical care provided by an AVHS VetPartners veterinarian as available per program funding and donations to the fund. Proof of low-income status and Auburn residency is required before authorizing medical services to AVHS VetPartners. Please view list of VetPartners Here

Please note*** Funding through this program is not available for routine office visits, vaccines, routine diagnostics or routine spay/neutering services.

  • The AVHS Public Veterinary Medical Assistance Fund is limited to ONE pet per household and your lifetime.
  • Once you use the AVHS Public Veterinary Medical Assistance Fund, you will NOT be able to receive assistance again.
  • This fund is a onetime use only.
  • The AVHS Public Veterinary Medical Assistance Fund will give preference to animals that are spayed or neutered and licensed in the City of Auburn.

 

If you are interested in Low Cost Spay/Neuter or City of Auburn Licensing services, please follow these links.

 

For medical services not covered through the AVHS Public Veterinary Medical Assistance Fund, or if you do not live in the City Limits of Auburn, Washington please visit these links:

 

For consideration of financial assistance for veterinary medical costs for your pet through the AVHS Public Veterinary Medical Assistance Fund, please complete and return the Public Veterinary Assistance Fund Application to AVHS.

Additionally, all applicants must present in person, mail, or email:

  • proof of low income status,
  • the Veterinary medical estimate(s),
  • invoices or receipts, and
  • proof of residence in the City of Auburn to AVHS within 5 days of sending your initial request.

 

Once we receive a request for the AVHS Public Veterinary Medical Assistance Fund, it is our goal to contact you within 5 business days after the receipt of supporting documentation to initiate the process. If you fail to submit supporting documentation within 5 days, your application will be declined.

If you do not receive a response from the AVHS Public Veterinary Medical Assistance Fund, within 10 days, you may contact the Special Programs Coordinator at 253-249-7849 or [email protected].

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If your pet is in need of immediate care where any delay will put the animal’s health at risk… it is your responsibility to seek care for the pet immediately.

Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming number of requests, there is no guarantee this fund will provide financial assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Public Veterinary Assistance Fund

For additional information regarding financial assistance through the AVHS Public Veterinary Medical Assistance Fund, please contact Special Programs Coordinator at 253-249-7849/ [email protected]

 This program is supported in part by the Grey Muzzle Organization

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