Insurance & Payments

Find a payment solution that works for your budget.

We require full payment at the time of service. Please call us if you have questions about our accepted forms of payment.

Accepted Forms of Payment

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover Card
  • Cash
  • Personal checks (with proper identification)
  • Pet insurance (see below)
  • CareCredit (see below)


Preventative Care & Wellness Plans for Cats Healthy Paws Club Plan Enrollment at Oak View Animal Hospital is an option to effectively budget for your cat’s health needs with a fixed monthly payment. You receive free exams, vaccines and other benefits for you and your cat. Healthy Paws Club Plans can provide you with peace of mind you are helping your cat live a long and healthy life. Ask us to learn more about our Healthy Paws Club for Cats and Kittens.

Free Veterinary Exams for Adopted Pets - Oak View Animal Hospital proudly offers free exams when a pet is adopted from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society and Shelby Humane Society. This complimentary service applies to the comprehensive physical exam performed by a veterinarian only - does not include heartworm test, parasite screen, vaccinations, blood tests or other services.

Pelham Animal Rescue Organizations - Oak View Animal Hospital is happy to work with local animal rescue groups. Pre-approval is required to qualify for the rescue group discounts. Please call us for more information.

Insurance Options

Pet insurance works well in cases of injury and illness. Pet insurance premiums are typically paid on a monthly basis and can be used to help offset some of your pet’s treatment costs.

When using pet insurance, payment is typically due when services are rendered and then your insurance company will reimburse you if applicable.

If you're looking for a pet insurance provider, we suggest checking out Trupanion, Embrace, Nationwide, or ASPCA.


CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed to help you pay for your pet’s health and wellness over time instead of having to pay for everything all at once.

Your CareCredit card can be used for a variety of veterinarian procedures, including:

  • Exams
  • Spay and neutering
  • Dental cleaning
  • Parasite control and prevention
  • Medication
  • Vaccinations
  • Surgical procedures
  • And more

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Marsha B.