The Auburn University Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides affordable specialty veterinary care. We are a self-supporting hospital; fees charged for veterinary care must cover the costs to run our hospital.

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital requires all clients to pay a deposit (approximating half of the high-end of the estimate) at the time of hospitalization.  For example, an estimate of $1,000 to $4,000 would require a $2,000 deposit. Full payment is required at discharge unless a pre-approved payment plan is established.

We accept payment by cash, check, Master Card, Visa, American Express and Discover. A financial counselor is available to assist clients in applying for Care Credit and establish a payment plan if necessary.

We also offer online bill pay to allow you to easily pay your invoice.

Outpatient charges are due on the day of service. If your animal needs to be hospitalized, you will be provided with an estimate of the charges for the services your animal will need. You will be required to leave a deposit of 50 percent of the estimate. If the estimate changes due to the need for additional procedures or treatments, you will be notified. The balance of the current bill will be due upon the discharge of your animal.

Frequently, not all charges are known at the time of discharge due to recent care, lab work not yet completed, etc.

The Billing Office will notify owners who have additional charges added to their bill and invoice for payment.

If you have any questions about your bill, payments or applying for CareCredit, contact our Billing Office at 334/844-4690.