One morning while out in the yard, Earl let out a big yelp. His mom ran out to check on him and noticed his left eye had a deep scratch. Perhaps one of the squirrels he’s always chasing finally fought back? As far as she could tell, the wound was serious enough that an infection could be an issue. Concerned, she took Earl for an emergency visit to see his veterinarian.
One look at Earl and the doctor knew it wasn’t good. She examined the eye and performed some tests on it before making the decision to schedule an enucleation. Enucleation is a procedure which would remove his eye and permanently stitch his eyelids together. It’s never an easy decision to perform this surgical procedure, but in Earl’s case, it was the best defense against infection and permanent damage.
While looking at Earl’s records, the veterinarian noticed that the one-year-old hadn’t been neutered yet. She asked Earl’s mom if she wanted to add a quick neutering procedure while he was under. It wouldn’t take too much extra time. Earl’s mom thought it was a good idea but worried about the added expense, especially since she wasn’t prepared for an eye surgery to begin with. That’s when the doctor told her about VitusPay. With VitusPay, Earl’s mom could break up the bill into 4 equal payments without interest or opening up a new line of credit –– she could still use her regular credit card.
Earl’s mom, surprised and delighted to know that there was a more affordable option, not only opted to go for the neutering, but decided to throw in a $50 flea and tick collar, as well. She figured since Earl loves the outdoors so much, he should be as protected as possible. She breathed a sigh of relief when she was presented with the $931 bill, knowing that she’d be able to take care of it by splitting up the bill through VitusPay.
The enucleation surgery and the neutering went off without a hitch! Earl the one-eyed English Bulldog was able to go home later that day and rest comfortably. After a few weeks of recovery, he’s back to doing what he loves –– playing in the yard. Only now, he leaves the squirrels alone.
To Earl’s family, he’s still that happy pup they’ve always known him to be. The smile on his face remains, only now he’s added a wink to it.