Hospital group renews deal with veterinary payment co.National Veterinary Associates has extended its partnership with CareCredit November 3, 2020 A veterinary network of more than 700 U.S. hospitals will continue to offer its clients varied payment options, thanks to a renewed partnership. National Veterinary Associates (NVA) has signed a multiyear extension to its agreement with CareCredit. As part of the agreement, CareCredit will continue to serve as NVA’s preferred customer financing partner. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), “pet spend” is expected to hit $99 billion in 2020, with veterinary care projected to make up more than $30.2 billion of that amount, CareCredit says. “Now more than ever, people are investing in their pets, and we truly understand they are part of the family,” says the company’s senior vice president and general manager, Jonathan Wainberg. “We are making it easier than ever before for our clients to pay for their pet’s care with digital contactless offerings designed to enhance both the application process and use of the card.” CareCredit’s credit card is accepted in nearly 85 percent of eligible veterinary practices in the U.S., the company says.