Managing Costs

Pets bring us great joy and even many health benefits, so it is only fair that we take care of their health in return. The cost of veterinary care is certainly a concern for pet owners, but there are many ways we can help to manage costs and keep you on budget as much as possible. Our team works hard to provide great care and excellent communication at a spectacular value. We are eager to show you why we’re the best!

Moderate Pricing

When comparing individual items, you’ll likely find that we aren’t the cheapest or the most expensive veterinary clinic. We keep our prices reasonable and our value high. You have lots of time with the veterinarian in our 30 minute appointments and our well educated team helps you throughout your visit. Our dental and surgical prices follow the same philosophy.

​Smaller Total Bills

Even though our individual item prices aren’t the least expensive out there, we work to make sure you have lower total costs. We don’t try to upsell you. We don’t push procedures, products or lab tests that your pet doesn’t need in order to boost the bottom line. We take time to explain the options you have so that you can make better short and long term choices to keep your costs down.

Beware of the Coupon Vets

We don’t mail out flashy, attractive coupons and then charge you for more things than you really need. Instead, we believe in building long term relationships based on trust and honesty. We want happy customers to come back regularly and trust us. We rely on gaining clients through community outreach, our online and social media presence, referrals from satisfied clients and the wonderful word-of-mouth that we have rightfully earned by serving you since 2004!

Pet Insurance

We are proponents of Pet Insurance from the right company (click here for our recommendations). No one likes paying for insurance, and it’s certainly stressful to have a medical emergency, but sometimes life happens. Our clients are very grateful to have the insurance if they ever need it.

Pet Insurance works a bit like car insurance: the rate you pay is risk-based. The age and breed of your pet are the factors considered in determining your premium, deductible and maximum payout for each year. It’s a great way to ensure that you can provide the care you would like to provide for your pet. We generally advise our clients to choose the highest deductible you can afford to keep your premiums as low as possible over the long term.

Occasional Specials for Our Clients

A few times a year we will highlight different themes of care that we want to encourage. In order to do this, we provide a small limited-time discount for those services. Watch your email for details on any discounts offered for limited times. They will only be sent out by email for our existing clients.

Veterinary Specialists

We would like to be able to provide absolutely everything your pet might ever need, but the simple truth is that we can’t. Thankfully, our community is rich with specialists of all sorts to tend to your pet. We help guide you through the process and give you reasonable expectations on costs and what to expect. Sometimes we can do a follow-up instead of the specialist to keep your budget down. This is another area where Pet Insurance can make a huge difference in managing unexpected costs.​


We know the cost of medications, food and preventatives add up. We also know the costs of problems that result from not utilizing these products properly or regularly. We have always worked hard to keep the costs of all the items you need reasonable and guide you to the best choices for your budget and concerns. We now have Covetrus available as a home delivery option for medications, supplements, food and preventatives. It allows us to offer you more choices than we could possibly stock in our hospital. That means you have more ways to keep costs low while still receiving safe guaranteed products. Just like us, Covetrus isn’t the cheapest you will find on every price, but it is competitive and unlike all the other online pharmacy sources, every product is safe and guaranteed by the manufacturer.

Clarksburg Animal Hospital is proud to provide wellness & preventive care, spay & neuter procedures, animal dental care, surgery, nutritional counseling, vaccinations, microchipping and senior pet care for pets and owners in Clarksburg, Germantown, Boyds, Damascus, Urbana, Ijamsville, Monrovia and the surrounding areas.