CareCredit Financing for Veterinary Care


CareCredit knows pets are family too. That’s why they offer veterinary financing to help keep your most cherished family members in top shape, and why we accept it!

Whether you use it to cover annual expenses like preventative care check-ups or for unexpected costs like pet prescriptions and emergencies, the CareCredit healthcare credit card makes it easy to give your pets the care they need, when they need it.

Here are just some of the many small and large animal veterinary procedures you can use your CareCredit healthcare credit card for:

  • Annual check-ups
  • Spay and neutering
  • Teeth cleaning
  • Parasites
  • Medication
  • Diagnostics
  • Emergency services
  • Care of chronic pet diseases and conditions
  • Vaccinations
  • Microchipping
  • Pet Food and Nutrition
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Each of our departments – general, internal medicine, oncology, neurology, dentistry, surgery, emergency – including consult fees, diagnostics, treatments, etc

CareCredit.com/VetMed

Indroducing Monthly Paid Wellness Plans at Encina Veterinary Hospital

        Encina Veterinary Hospital is proud to now offer Monthly Paid Wellness Plans for both cats and dogs. We believe that with a Basic or Deluxe Wellness Plan from Encina Veterinary Hospital and your veterinarians recommendations, we can work together to ensure that your pet enjoys a long and happy life with you.

        Our four keys to a happy and healthy pet:
            Comprehensive physical examination
            Protecting your pet against preventable diseases by measuring their immune status and if needed, administering the appropriate vaccinations
            Regular diagnostic testing to ensure your pet’s body systems are functioning optimally and to compare test results over time
            Internal and external parasite screening and prevention

The Wellness Plans at Encina Veterinary Hospital offer these services in the convenient packages that ensure your pet gets the care they need and you get the peace of mind you deserve.

        Wellness Plans at Encina Veterinary Hospital feature:
            Customized services for both dogs and cats based on their age
            Basic and Deluxe plans are available
            Services can be used throughout the plan year, and fees for services can be paid on a monthly basis instead of one lump sum

Do you have a Trupanion Pet Insurance Policy? If so, you’re half way to our Platinum Paw Club! The Platinum Paw Club is an exclusive club designed to reward pet owners who have chosen to protect their pet’s health with a Basic or Deluxe Wellness Plan at Encina Veterinary Hospital and with a Trupanion Pet Insurance Policy which covers unexpected illnesses or injuries. We at Encina want to reward and celebrate your devotion to your pets!

Our wellness plans start as low as less than $16/month, depending on your pet and their age. If you would like more information on our plans, please give us a call and ask for a Doctor’s Assistant: (925) 937-5000

Better Safe Than Sorry – Trupanion


Similar to human health insurance, pet insurance provides peace of mind in case the unfortunate should happen with your pet. Its purpose is to help cover the costs of unexpected accidents and illnesses that may occur in the future.

When your insured pet becomes sick or injured, you bring him or her to Encina Veterinary Hospital. You then submit your invoice along with the pet insurance claim form to be reimbursed at a percentage, less your chosen deductible (you can choose your own deductible and even make it $0 if you wish!). Trupanion allows you to customize your own plan (your deductible amount and your monthly subscriber amount too).

Here is an actual testimonial from pet owner with an unlucky pooch …

Calypso the 2-year-old Boxer had some unfortunate luck recently. She had a run in with a porcupine and got to experience the frightening and painful quills. Sadly, one of the quills punctured her lung and caused pneumothorax which is a collapsed lung. Calypso spent time at the emergency veterinary clinic where she had surgery.

She is doing better since the attack and we are very glad that we could be there to help during such a scary time.
     Total claim amount: $7,852.67
     Deductible applied: -$0.00 ($100 deductible already met)
     Exam fees: -$165.00
     Unrelated charges: -$90.05
     10% co-insurance: -$759.76
     Trupanion repaid: $6,837.86

Trupanion Pet Insurance is now offering a FREE 30 Day Trial of Trupanion Pet Insurance with a complete physical exam! For dogs and cats between 8 weeks and 14 years old. Call us today to learn more (925) 937-5000

September is National Pet Insurance Month!!

Happy Pet Insurance Month!

Pet insurance is a much discussed topic these days, as people are looking to provide the best possible care for their pets in a mercurial economic climate. Financial analysts have been changing their tune on the topic, as Liz Weston from MSN Money puts it, “A few years ago, pet insurance would have ranked right up there with life insurance for children and dread-disease coverage on my list of policies you don’t need. Now I’m not so sure.” In fact, several companies such as Google and Office Depot are now providing pet insurance coverage as an optional employee benefit.

In order to help sort through the confusion, Encina put together a team of employees to specifically research different pet insurance policies in order to find one that would benefit our patients and clients the most. After months of pouring through policy information, we decided upon Trupanion Pet Insurance (www.trupanion.com). Trupanion provides coverage for 90% of veterinary costs for accident and illnesses, with no payout limits. Encina does not receive benefits from Trupanion for promoting their insurance, we merely hope to provide our clients with a way to save money on treatments for their pets.


For more information on pet insurance, feel free to stop in and chat with any of our client service representatives or doctor’s assistants, or call us at (925)937-5001.

Pet Health Insurance Comparison

The Veterinary News Network (VNN) did a direct comparison of one test case using four popular insurance companies.

There are many companies with many different coverage limits, deductibles, restrictions and even add on coverage. VNN only had time to look at four companies. But they gave them the exact same case for a head-to-head comparison. You may be surprised at what they found …

As always, Encina Veterinary Hospital only recommends only the best: Trupanion Pet Insurance. Click the image below to check out their website.