Pet care card
... at Grimsby animal hospital
The new pet care card and listed benefits are currently only available to clients of our Grimsby animal hospital.
For information about any of our other hospitals or welfare clinics, please visit veterinary services.
If you are eligible for the Blue Cross pet care card, you can receive veterinary treatment at our Grimsby animal hospital from 2 April 2012. Clients who receive certain means-tested benefits and live within the hospital catchment area may be eligible for the card.
Who we can help
If you receive any of the following means-tested benefits and live within the hospital catchment area, you can receive treatment for your pet at Grimsby animal hospital:
- Housing benefit
- Council tax benefit
- Income support
- Pension credit (not the standard state pension)
- Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
- Income-based employment support
- Working tax credit (not child tax credit)
Unfortunately, we don’t accept the following benefits:
- Contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance
- Child benefit
- State pension
- Child tax credit
- Student loans/other financial support
Hospital catchment area
Grimsby catchment area post codes:
- DN 15-0
- DN 18
- DN 19
- DN 20-0, 8 & 9
- DN 31
- DN 32
- DN 33
- DN 34
- DN 35
- DN 36
- DN 37
- DN 38
- DN 39
- DN 40
- DN 41
- LN 7–6
- LN 8–3 & 6
- LN 11–0 & 7
What if I no longer qualify?
If you’re an existing Grimsby animal hospital client but no longer qualify under the pet care card scheme, you might still be able to get treatment. If you have a household income of less than £25,332 per annum, you’ll still be able to get vet treatment for your pet with us for the lifetime of your registered pet(s). This is only available to existing clients and existing pets who are already registered with Grimsby animal hospital.
How does the pet care card work?
You will be asked to complete a simple pet care card form showing the benefits you receive and outlining your household income. You’ll need to provide proof of benefits or household income, such as bank statements or wage slips.
If you’re eligible, you’ll be given a card that allows you to get treatment for your pet for six months. You will be asked to show your card every time you visit us but you won’t need to bring your benefit paperwork. We hope this means you have to spend less time at reception.
When your card is due to expire you will be asked to complete a new form and show proof of benefits or household income again. You’ll then receive a new card, which is valid for another six months.
New clients can register a maximum of two pets per household.
Contact Grimsby animal hospital on 0300 777 1840 to:
- find out more
- check if you are eligible and live within the catchment area
- book an appointment
Why we've made the changes
We want to ensure our services are on offer to the people and animals who need it the most. These improvements will allow us to help as many people and their pets as possible with the money that’s so generously donated to us. We carry out thousands of consultations every year but we know there are lots more animals that need our help.
Helping us to help you
Blue Cross charity receives no money from the Government or National Lottery. We rely entirely on public donations in order to help thousands of needy animals every year. We depend on your generosity to continue our vital work.
Providing veterinary treatment costs a lot of money, so please give as much as you can to help your pet and the many more animals who need our care.
Blue Cross is committed to delivering clinical services regardless of whether the client chooses to make a donation or not.