Pathways to Petcare

Payment Options & Insurance Tips

At Animal Hospital of Shawnee Hills, we accept a variety of payment options: all major credit cards, cash, check, Apple & Google Pay, CareCredit, and Pet Insurance. Payment is required at the time services are rendered. We do not offer payment plans.



Apple/Google/Samsung Pay


Pet Insurance

We highly recommend Pet Insurance for all pets, as the costs of veterinary care continue to increase. Pet Insurance can allow pet owners to make health decisions for their pets based purely on the best medical advice, not limited by financial constraints. This can lead to a higher quality of life and longer lifespan for your pet.

Pawlicy Advisor is a free tool that can help you compare Pet Insurance policies based on your pet’s age, breed, and any pre-existing conditions.

While we do not necessarily recommend Trupanion over any other Pet Insurance provider, they do have two unique offers to be aware of:

  • Exam Day Offer – 30 days of FREE coverage for any pet under 14 years of age, immediately following an exam. This is a great option to keep your pet covered while comparing all insurance options (see Pawlicy Advisor above).
  • Trupanion is the only pet insurance company that offers Direct Vet Pay:

Similar to human medical insurance – we will submit your claim to Trupanion at the time of checkout, and they will immediately provide payment directly to AHSH for the portion they will cover, leaving only the remainder balance to be paid by the pet owner. All other pet insurance policies require the pet owner to pay the bill in full, and then submit to the insurance company for reimbursement.

CareCredit is a credit card for any healthcare & wellness expenses – for both humans and pets! Benefits include:

  • Interest-free for first 6 months ($200 minimum)

  • Instant approval & access to funds

  • No annual fee

In a perfect world, veterinary care wouldn’t cost a thing, but unfortunately that isn’t the case. We know the costs can be overwhelming at times, but that every little bit helps – so we have implemented a loyalty rewards program through the PetDesk app to be able to offer some small discounts to our “frequent flyer” patients. No obligations, just sign up!