It’s every pet parent’s worst nightmare: Your beloved little buddy has an accident or eats something toxic and must be rushed to your local emergency veterinarian clinic. In the heat of the moment, the last thing you want to (or even have time to) consider is how much treatment may cost to heal your pet. However, finances are an essential consideration — especially since these services often come at a high price, sometimes thousands. That’s why planning ahead for these unforeseen surprises is important. We checked in with veterinarians for their best tips on how to prepare for the experience — before you’re in the thick of an emergency.