Companion Care Fund
The Companion Care Fund was established to assist Veterinary Teaching Hospital clients that have financial need. Funds can be allocated to clients that are pursuing non-elective procedures for their animal, and any tests and hospitalization relating to the non-elective procedure. This applies to all services of the hospital (Food Animal, Equine, Small Animal, etc. Humane Society services, VTH personnel and Colorado state employees are ineligible to receive funds.
To qualify, the client must exhaust all possible financial resources, including family, friends, credit cards and Care Credit. Currently, the maximum disbursement cannot exceed 50% of the client's total bill. The client will be held responsible to pay any remaining balance prior to discharge of the patient. While there is no monetary cap on what amount may be disbursed, the amount given is based on availability of useable funds in the account.
The Companion Care Fund was established in 2000 by the Student Chapter of AHAA. In 2003, SCAVMA got involved and developed it into the current program. SCAVMA contributes to its balance on an annual basis and it has additionally received funds from other sources.