Veterinary Financial Assistance

Finding Help for Veterinary Bills

  • Look into national and regional organizations who may be able to help. HSUS and Best Friends offer resource pages with lists of organizations providing information about paying veterinary bills and veterinary assistance funds.
  • Consider crowdfunding through websites like GoFundMe or Waggle.
  • Consider temporary credit from resources like CareCredit or Scratchpay.

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Nandi & Friends Medical Assistance Fund

The Humane Society of Western Montana’s Nandi & Friends Veterinary Assistance Fund assists families and individuals undergoing financial stress who need help caring for their pet’s medical needs or paying medical bills. Examples of procedures covered include:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • X-rays
  • Lab work
  • Surgical procedures

We are unable to provide assistance for on-going, maintenance care of a diagnosed issue.

To apply for financial assistance through our Nandi & Friends Medical Assistance Fund, please fill out the application form below. In order to process your application, we also need an estimate from the treating veterinarian before we can determine any contributions. Estimates can be emailed to, dropped off in person at the shelter or mailed. Please note that we are only able to submit financial assistance to veterinarians; we are not able to reimburse individuals at this time. Also, please be aware that we have  limited funding and are often limited to contributing to pets residing in or near the Missoula area. As funds are available, we offer one-time, partial assistance for diagnostic exams and treatment. Once your application is reviewed, we will communicate with you via email. If you do not see an email within one week of application, please check your Spam folder or email

* If you pursue a different veterinary clinic for services other than the original clinic where you obtained an estimate, you will need to provide a new estimate, as we may need to change the amount of assistance provided.