While pet insurance (if available) will cover a variable proportion of the fees, the procedure is expensive. The costs are associated with the attendance of a large team of specialists during the surgery (2-3 cardiologists and an anesthetist) and the device cost. The procedure is currently less than half the cost of open-heart mitral valve repair surgery, with significantly reduced risks to the patient. Given the variability between patients, accurate pricing is provided on a case-by-case basis following consultation with your VCA cardiologist.