Medical Fund

Medical Fund

For clients at our full-service Veterinary Clinic in Oakland, we offer financial assistance for unexpected veterinary bills. While assistance can help cover some of the cost, qualified clients are responsible for payment of a portion of services.

In order to receive assistance you must first get a diagnosis from a veterinarian at our full-service Veterinary Clinic. You may expedite the process by filling out the English or Español application below before the appointment but can only be approved for assistance after the vet has prescribed a treatment plan.

Eligibility Requirements

Patient (animal) eligibility for assistance:

  • Pet needs to be spayed/neutered, or client agrees to spay/neuter once pet is healthy
  • Medical issue is unexpected and needs immediate medical attention
  • Long-term prognosis needs to be good

Client (person) eligibility for assistance:

  • Lives in Alameda or Contra Costa County
  • Applicants must meet income requirements and provide current income verification documentation (documentation must be from within the last 90 days)

Documentation MUST have dollar amounts and could include:

  • Current pay check stub
  • Current tax return form
  • Unemployment check stub
  • Medicaid/Medicare or Food Stamp card
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) ID or letter
  • Clients are eligible for help once a year

If you have additional questions about applying for HA assistance, please contact Raquel Bernaldo, Manager of Humane Advocacy at or 510-563-4627.

Please do not submit a form if your pet is experiencing a medical emergency. This program is not intended for medical emergencies. If  your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, please go to an emergency veterinary hospital.

For more information about this program, contact the Manager of Humane Advocacy at or call 510-563-4627.

If you utilize outside veterinary services and would like tips and information on affording veterinary care please read Having Trouble Affording Veterinary Care.

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Where to Find us


Adoption Center & Theodore B. Travers
Family Veterinary Clinic

8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 6pm

Veterinary Clinic Hours
Monday - Saturday
(by appointment)

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410 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

Surgery Center Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
(by appointment)


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4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

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Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 6pm
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The East Bay SPCA is a local non-profit that is not affiliated with any national organization. We obtained a four star rating from Charity Navigator and we participate in GuideStar Exchange at the Platinum level. The East Bay SPCA's Tax ID number is 94- 1322202.