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Small Animal Finances

We are dedicated to helping our clients care for their animals and realise that payment for treatment is often a concern. 

In general, our fees for routine patient care do not differ greatly from those of other veterinary clinics. Specialty services, however, require equipment and supplies that can be costly. The UCDVH does not receive funding specifically for the treatment of client-owned animals. The major part of the Hospital's operating budget is generated from fees from client services. Consequently, it is imperative that we collect appropriate fees for the services rendered.

It is the policy of the UCDVH to ask clients who do not have pet insurance to pay a deposit (variable) when a patient is first seen here. This deposit does not reflect the final amount. Treatment options and an estimate of the total cost will be provided by the clinician after your animal has been examined. The outstanding balance must be paid when your animal is discharged.

  • Please note that the referral consultation charge is €150 and an emergency consultation costs €200.  You will be given an estimate of the costs during the consultation. This is an estimate based on the initial examination of your pet, and any changes to this estimate will be communicated to you by telephone
  • Please note a deposit is required (a minimum of €700 for surgical procedures or €200 for non-surgical procedures) if an animal is admitted into the Hospital and the balance is due for payment on or before the time of discharge
  • Should the final cost be less than the deposit, the balance will be refunded to you at that time. 

Payment is accepted in cash, debit or credit card.

All funds earned in the UCDVH are used to support hospital services, purchase necessary equipment and to improve and advance animal care and welfare.

UCD Veterinary Hospital

UCD Veterinary Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 6000 | Location Map(opens in a new window)