COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CareCredit, a leading provider of promotional healthcare financing for veterinary services, today announced a multi-year extension of its agreement with VCA Animal Hospitals, Inc., a leading network of veterinary hospitals. Through this extension, CareCredit remains the first look provider for pet owners seeking financing options for veterinary care at more than 600 VCA animal hospitals throughout the United States. The agreement builds upon a 20-year relationship between CareCredit and VCA.
VCA provides a full range of general medical and specialty care. Services include wellness exams, vaccines and diagnostic programs, as well as specialties including oncology, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology and surgery. VCA hospitals are staffed by more than 3,500 fully-qualified veterinarians and over 400 board-certified specialists.
CareCredit research shows the importance of financing availability to pet owners considering pet care procedures, products and services. According to a 2014 study* on how consumers approach their pet’s healthcare decisions, more pet owners surveyed considered or researched financing (71 percent) than researched procedures or treatments (65 percent). The same study showed more than half of pet owners (55 percent) surveyed viewed care for their pets as an absolute necessity.
“CareCredit and VCA share a commitment to bring the highest quality veterinary care to pets and their owners in a simple and convenient way,” said Dave Fasoli, CEO, CareCredit. “Through our long-standing relationship with VCA, we continue to achieve this goal by offering the convenience of financing options to help pet owners get the care and services they want and need for their pets.”
For nearly 30 years CareCredit, from Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF), has helped millions of people pay for needed and desired care and health expenses. CareCredit is a health, wellness and personal care credit card accepted through a national network of more than 195,000 healthcare providers and healthcare-focused retailers. For more information on CareCredit, call 800-300-3046 or visit www.carecredit.com. For more information about Synchrony Financial visit www.synchronyfinancial.com.
*Path to Purchase Research, conducted for CareCredit by Rothstein Tauber, Inc., 2014.
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