Veterinarian partner: process & requirements

How it works

What to expect, benefits, and program qualifications


Benefits: doing good is good for business

When you join, you…

Show that doing good is good for business since 93% of consumers want to work with organizations that support causes they care about

Provide quality, affordable pet care to veterans who live and work in your community

Have co-marketing opportunities with local Pets for Patriots shelter/rescue partners

Receive free print and digital tools to promote our partnership, including a dedicated search-optimized web page on our site


Eligibility requirements: essential needs of our program

To join, your practice owner or hospital must…

Be in continuous operation and good standing for a minimum of five years

Be a multi-veterinarian practice (exceptions for rural and mobile practitioners)

Specialize in companion animals

Offer general veterinary services, exclusively or in addition to specialty care


Application process: how to get started

Apply to become a veterinary partner…

Complete our online application request (takes less than 5 minutes)

If we are unable to advance your application we’ll send you an email explaining why

We’ll verify your license is current and violation-free

One you are approved we’ll send you a series of emails to get you started, including access to our members-only veterinarian partner welcome kit

Veterinarian FAQ

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Does our discount apply to other pets veterans may have in addition to any adopted through Pets for Patriots?

It is solely your discretion to extend the discount to a veteran’s other personal pets. Many of our veterinary partners do because it’s easier for billing purposes and good business, too. We allow veterans in our program to have up to two program-eligible pets per person/per household at any given time, so the discount at minimum must be extended to veterans’ Pets for Patriots’ dog(s)/cat(s).
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Can we ask for military ID or discharge papers?

No. We are experienced at reviewing a wide range of documentation relating to a veteran’s status, branch of service, etc., and have specific information we seek during such reviews. Pets for Patriots approves applicants after we have verified their credentials to the best of our ability. Further, those documents contain confidential and highly sensitive information. You may ask for other ID that is part of your customary client onboarding process, e.g., driver’s license, rental agreement, utility bill, etc.
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Can a veteran adopt more than one pet and bring to us for care?

Yes! Pets for Patriots members may have up to two program-eligible pets at any time. For both to receive full benefits, including reduced-cost veterinary care, both pets must have a veterinary letter from us. The veteran may adopt both pets simultaneously or over time. Our veterinary partners are required to extend their agreed-upon discount to both Pets for Patriots dogs/cats.
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There are no shelter/rescue partners in our community; can we still apply?

Yes! A member of our team will follow up and will likely ask you to suggest potential shelter/rescue partners that you believe may want to join as well. Please get in touch!