Cost of Treatment and Ways to Pay
Treatment...................$1465 to $1765.00
TOTAL COST* $1580.00 to $1880.00 (effective January 01, 2023)
The range in treatment fees is based on the dosage of I-131 that your cat requires. Your cat's dose can only be determined by examining the cat in person.
0.5 to 5.0 mCi.................$1465.00 (80% of cats we treat receive less than 5.0 mCi.)
5.01 to 10 mCi.................$1765.00 (5.0 mCi or more)
The treatment fee includes the entire period of hospitalization. All fees will need to be paid in full on the day of your appointment.
*Further charges may occur if any additional tests are run or if medications are dispensed while your cat is in our care.
- All major credits cards, including Discover and American Express
- Cash (Both locations require exact change if you plan to pay with cash)
- Care Credit (see below for details)
- Checks are not accepted
If you would like to use Care Credit, you may apply ahead of time at www.carecredit.com. We honor the 6-month, interest deferred payment plan.
If you have Trupanion Pet Insurance, they are able to reimburse us directly so that you do not have to pay for the treatment out-of-pocket if you've been pre-approved prior to your visit. Other pet insurance companies may vary.
- You will be responsible for the $115.00 consultation exam cost
- You will need to be pre-approved for I-131 treatment prior to your visit. Start the pre-approval process via Trupanion's website, and we will be happy to provide you with a formal estimate for Trupanion to review
If you have received a pre-approval with a pet insurance company other than Trupanion, you will still be required to make the full payment on the day of your appointment and will be responsible for collecting your reimbursement through your pet insurance company.
One and Three Month Post I-131 Visits
Follow-up for your cat involves appointments with your primary care veterinarian at 1 and 3 months after I-131 treatment. Physical examination and follow-up blood tests will determine if the thyroid has returned to normal. The fees for this will be based on what tests are done, as well as your regular veterinarian's pricing. These visits are separate from the I-131 therapy at FHTC.
The blood work and any additional testing will be completed by your primary care veterinarian and sent to us. Should we see any concerns, we will contact your veterinarian, and your veterinarian will report the results to you.
For Cats Flying in from Alaska or Out of State
Once your cat arrives from the airport, we will immediately check their blood pressure. This helps us evaluate their cardiac state, and if the blood pressure is too high, we can intervene medically.
Treatment...................$1465.00 to $1765.00
We will retreat most cases at no additional charge* within 12 months of the original treatment date if the hyperthyroid state is not resolved with the initial treatment.
To be eligible for this "no additional charge" option, you MUST have had the required 1 and 3 month rechecks after I-131 therapy has been completed. These visits (exam and lab work) should be completed within the prescribed 3 month post-treatment period. Should unforeseen circumstances arise during that 3 month time period, an additional 3 months grace period will be allowed. If the 2 follow-up rechecks have not been successfully completed within 6 months of I-131 treatment, any cat who then appears to require a second I-131 treatment will NOT QUALIFY FOR THE 'NO ADDITIONAL COST' OPTION and will be considered a recurrence to be treated at full cost.
*May not apply to cats with very large thyroid tumors that require a second treatment. If it is decided your cat needs a high-dose retreatment, the cost is $1000.
They are very personable, professional, and knowledgeable about their very specialized practice. If you have a cat with thyroid issues, I highly recommend this clinic. read moreBecky
Will & Grace found me in 1999 when they were four weeks old. They were born near in a parking lot off Highway 99. They are twins and do everything together. This year they celebrated their... read moreWill, Grace, and Hunter
Dr. Vaughan; Kathy; Miranda; and anyone who was involved in treating and caring for Tigger. Just wanted you to see the life Tigger is leading because of your excellent care on this upcoming anniversary... read morePepper
I wanted to drop you and everyone at FHTC a note to let you know that Byron (the PAWS™ kitty FHTC treated pro bono earlier this year) was adopted last month! Even better, he... read moreByron
Thanks to Dr Faythe Vaughan, and her kind staff in Shoreline and Tacoma for giving us at least 5 extra, good quality, years with our buddy, Rocky! He was a rescue cat to begin with, and his good... read moreRocky
My cat was diagnosed as hyperthyroid when she was 10. We had her treated as soon as she was diagnosed and I was glad it was found early. I didn’t really give the thyroid... read moreSavannah
Princess started losing weight and after checking with the vet she was confirmed as being Hyperthyroid. After Approximately 13 months of of a paste-like med applied to the ears, switching from left to right... read more
We want to thank you for your extraordinary efforts in looking after our Samson's well being. You took the initiative of a problem we were not aware was even present. We are very, very... read moreSamson
Port Townsend, WA
You took care of our Nina Kitty and it was like she found the Fountain of Youth! At age twelve, she had been slowly losing weight and getting a bit more "yowly" but we... read moreNina
Pox's Story Does it make sense to treat hyperthyroid in a fourteen-year-old, mostly outdoor cat? That’s what we were asking ourselves in the summer of 2013. Pox let me know his opinion by following me... read morePox
As a member of an animal rescue organization on Vashon Island (VIPP), as well as being a chronic cat owner, I've had many opportunities to visit the Feline Hyperthyroid Treatment Center. Over the past... read morePiro Kramar. Vashon Island Pet Protectors
Vashon Island, WA
My family has had Lila since she was a kitten. She is turning 15 in October, I was only 10 when we got her. I moved away as an adult for a few years... read moreLila
Great place. They were so good to my kitty who was really scared. He seems to be completely cured. read more
Ripley (kitty) and I just wanted to thank Dr Vaughan and the whole staff for your great service and care. You were all great to work with, and communicated well with us! Ripley left... read moreKali & Ripley
Hello! Just wanted to let you know Rio Blanco is doing great! As soon as we got home he started emptying the bowls of food! I haven't even opened the anti-nausea or the... read morePatrick and Rio
Monty is 12 years old. Dr. Vaughan had been monitoring Monty’s thyroid over the years and identified that he was borderline for hyperthyroidism. After discussing his overall appearance, behavior and appetite, we decided that... read moreMonty
Three months ago my 13 year old kitty Miss Fanny spent three days in the care of Dr. Vaughan and the staff. Before treatment she had been losing weight, getting more lethargic and her... read moreMiss Fanny