Financial Information

What is your payment policy?

The UF Large Animal Hospital receives limited financial support from the state of Florida. In order to fund our programs we charge competitive prices for all services and procedures. Fees for outpatient visits are to be paid in full at the time of service. Admissions, including emergencies, require a deposit of 50% of the estimated treatment plan with the balance due at the time of discharge.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express and CareCredit.

Individuals other than the owner admitting an animal must provide written treatment authorization signed by the owner, or be able to assume financial responsibility themselves for the total cost of the visit. If you have questions, we suggest that you call and talk to one of our Client Liaisons to obtain an approximate overall cost. Please keep in mind that an accurate estimated treatment plan can only be given after your animal is examined.

Do you offer payment plans?

As we are unable to offer payment plans, we advise our clients to look into CareCredit, a healthcare credit card which allows you to make convenient monthly payments. A Client Liaisons will be able to speak with you about the CareCredit terms that we offer. For additional information, go to the CareCredit website.

If my horse is insured, will the hospital be able to provide documentation?

If your animal is insured, please inform a Client Liaison before your appointment. We are happy to provide the necessary documentation once your balance has been paid in full, although we do not manage the process for insurance companies regarding monetary reimbursements. Your insurance company can transmit the claim form via fax (352) 846-0207 or email the claim form directly to us. We will then attach the claim form to your animal’s patient folder.

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