Veterinary Financial Assistance Program
Our commitment to the health and wellness of GDB dogs.
Guide Dogs for the Blind provides financial assistance for veterinary care as needed for all of our working guide dog and K9 Buddy teams. GDB’s Veterinary Financial Assistance Program (VFA) is designed to:
- Provide appropriate financial support for GDB clients requiring veterinary attention for their guide dogs or K9 Buddy dogs
- Ensure that finances are not a barrier to guide dogs or K9 Buddy dogs receiving appropriate veterinary care
- Provide health information to GDB for each guide dog and K9 Buddy dog on a regular basis
- Help manage veterinary-related expenses for the responsible stewardship of donor contributions
The VFA program is dependent on a partnership role with our clients. For those in need of this program, it is important that you understand your responsibilities in achieving care for your dog, provide information to GDB, and be proactive in managing your dog’s veterinary-related expenses.
Please refer to the info sheets below to answer questions you may have, or please call the Support Center for assistance at 800.295.4050.
The following are links to Word documents:
Discussing Costs and Treatment Plans with Your Veterinarian
Process for Requesting Reimbursement
Alternative Financial Assistance
Tax Deductions for Veterinary Care of Guide Dogs
Veterinary Care Reimbursement Request Form - Simplified
Veterinary Care Reimbursement Request Form