CareCredit and Vets First Choice, a national provider of branded online pharmacy services for veterinary practices, have signed an exclusive agreement to give pet owners the opportunity to use the CareCredit healthcare credit card to pay for their online purchases of pet medicines and diet food products at more than 10,000 participating veterinary practice websites nationwide.
Launching later this year, the agreement marks CareCredit’s first web-based card acceptance partnership. The CareCredit credit card will be a payment option on veterinary practice websites that are hosted by Vets First Choice, which conducts one million online transactions annually. It also offers existing CareCredit cardholders access to valuable offers from Vets First Choice and informative client education. This agreement is part of CareCredit’s expansion of its credit card acceptance network across a number of healthcare segments, including the recent addition of VSP Vision Care in the vision care market.
“CareCredit, Vets First Choice, and participating veterinarians all share a commitment to bring the highest quality veterinary care to pets and their owners in a simple and convenient way,” explained Dave Fasoli, president and CEO of CareCredit. Since we entered the veterinary market in 1993, we’ve heard from thousands of pet owners who have shared their story about how CareCredit has made it possible for them to care for their pet. Partnering with Vets First Choice helps us continue to achieve that goal.”
“Giving clients another payment option that makes it easier for them to get the products their pets need, including prescription and maintenance veterinary medicine and therapeutic diets, can help practices, enhance customer service and ultimately strengthen the Veterinarian-Client-Pet relationship,” said Ben Shaw, co-founder and CEO of Vets First Choice.
CareCredit actively develops business alliances, such as this agreement with Vets First Choice, to continue to deliver best-in-class value and utility to its nine million cardholders and to assist practices by helping them eliminate financial barriers to care.