Veterinary Care Voucher Cards:
Get Help With Vet Bills in Northeast Ohio

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For Current or Past One Health Family Members

Anyone who received financial assistance from One Health Organization since 2014 may reapply until 12/31/2024 for Voucher funds that expire on 3/31/2025. You may receive up to $250 on a Veterinary Care Voucher Card once and only once in 2024. Emails and letters were delivered on 4/8/2024 to those who've received Voucher Funds over the last three years.

Note: Current and past Members have priority over new applicants.

New Applicants

If you are new to the program, believe you are eligible, and can be placed on a waiting list, you may fill out the form to be placed on the waiting list. Funds are limited and this is a very popular program.  We know there are a lot of people who want and need help affording veterinary care for their dogs and cats. In the meantime, check out our list of resources. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

How does the Voucher Card work & what does it cover?

Voucher Cards can pay for most veterinary care goods and services that are medically and surgically recommended by a veterinarian. This only applies to vet care for dogs or cats. Search through our list of Veterinary Partners that accept Voucher Cards (red pawprints; select "Accepts Vouchers" from the dropdown list) as payment and confirm whether they are accepting Voucher Cards as payment. 

$250 should cover veterinary care needs for one healthy dog or cat needing an annual wellness visit that requires a physical exam, some disease tests (e.g. heartworm test for dogs, FIV/FeLV test for cats, and fecal exams), and core vaccinations (annual shots for adult dogs and cats). If you have puppies or kittens needing their first series of vaccinations, more than one pet (count only dogs or cats), or a sick pet, the vet bill(s) may be much higher than $250 in a one-year cycle.

Vouchers may NOT be used for the following items.
  1. Paying off old debt is NOT covered. You must make arrangements with your veterinary clinic to pay off your debt.
  2. Tail docking and ear cropping to meet breed standards are NOT covered.
  3. Goods and services that aren't medically or surgically necessary for your pet's health (or for your health benefit), such as microchipping, collars, leashes, toys, etc. are NOT covered.

If you have needs that aren't met by our Voucher Card program, check out these other Northeast Ohio pet resources.

Eligibility Requirements

There are three basic requirements.

  1. A dog or cat must live with you. 
  2. You must live in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, or Summit County, Ohio.
  3. You must have a household income at or below 200% of the current federal poverty guidelines.

Acceptable forms to prove financial need include the following.

  1. Medicaid card
  2. SNAP card
  3. WIC card
  4. Benefits letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) - see the Table below
  5. Benefits letter from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - see the Table below

You must provide a copy of any one of the documents listed above during the application process.

The Table below lists monthly household income based on the number of people living in your home and the 2024 poverty rates.

Total # of people in your household: Your monthly household income must be no more than:
1 $2,510
2 $3,407
3 $4,303
4 $5,200
5 $6,097
6 $6,993
7 $7,890
8 $8,787

Waiting List

Despite our best efforts to raise money to support the Voucher Program for everyone who asks for help, there may be times when we cannot provide you with a Voucher Card or the funds to cover all your vet care needs.

If we do not have the available funds AND you can wait to get veterinary care, you will be placed on a waiting list. We will contact you once you can claim your Voucher Card. It may take six (6) months to collect sufficient funds.

If you cannot wait and need financial assistance immediately, here are other financial resources that may be able to help.