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Old 12-29-2005, 01:50 PM
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I just threw away 90$ for a consultation, then ill have to pay 230$ for some tests, and another 160$ for some shots.


I hate throwing money like that. The consultation made me mad because it lasted a whole of 5 minutes
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:54 PM
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I know what you mean, I once asked my vet if he could trim Peanuts nails. He said sure, no problem. I get the bill, and he charged me $13 for the trimming. I think alot of vets are con artists, they'll over charge you or chargeyou for something your dog doesnt even need.
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Old 12-29-2005, 06:08 PM
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I know what you mean, I once asked my vet if he could trim Peanuts nails. He said sure, no problem. I get the bill, and he charged me $13 for the trimming. I think alot of vets are con artists, they'll over charge you or chargeyou for something your dog doesnt even need.
like car mechanics! lol
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Old 12-29-2005, 06:41 PM
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like car mechanics! lol
In defense of car mechanics (since my husband is one), it can take quite a bit of work to figure out what is wrong with a car. There are diagnostic computers to use, parts to be inspected, tests to run, etc. My hubby can spend a good amount of time just trying to find out exactly what the problem is.

But a consultation that takes five minutes? I understand that you're paying for the vet's time, but I've never heard any vet that charges $18 a minute!
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Old 12-31-2005, 09:20 AM
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In defense of car mechanics (since my husband is one), it can take quite a bit of work to figure out what is wrong with a car. There are diagnostic computers to use, parts to be inspected, tests to run, etc. My hubby can spend a good amount of time just trying to find out exactly what the problem is.

But a consultation that takes five minutes? I understand that you're paying for the vet's time, but I've never heard any vet that charges $18 a minute!

like its NOT hard to figure out whats wrong with a dog?


i think most peopl ehave NO IDEA what medicine actually costs - you guys have health insurance that covers your costs besides copays for mostp eople, you dont know what the actual costs ARE. have you considered the education these "crooks" you call vets are, and what they have had to sacrifice and go through to become a vet?

oriondw - what exactly did your dog go in for? did you see a specialist? what further diagnostics are they running?

for all we know, your dog has some orthopedic problem and needs radiographs - you saw a board certified orthopedic specialist, and youre complaining about that price.

funny how quick people are to jump on the vets case without knowing anything about what is actually wrong. if youre not happy with the vet care, go elsewhere.
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Old 12-31-2005, 09:21 AM
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like its NOT hard to figure out whats wrong with a dog?


i think most peopl ehave NO IDEA what medicine actually costs - you guys have health insurance that covers your costs besides copays for mostp eople, you dont know what the actual costs ARE. have you considered the education these "crooks" you call vets are, and what they have had to sacrifice and go through to become a vet?

oriondw - what exactly did your dog go in for? did you see a specialist? what further diagnostics are they running?

for all we know, your dog has some orthopedic problem and needs radiographs - you saw a board certified orthopedic specialist, and youre complaining about that price.

funny how quick people are to jump on the vets case without knowing anything about what is actually wrong. if youre not happy with the vet care, go elsewhere.

I already wrote we went to dermatologist.... Because looking through the fur for 2 minutes is soooooo hard.
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Old 12-29-2005, 06:48 PM
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I know what you mean, I once asked my vet if he could trim Peanuts nails. He said sure, no problem. I get the bill, and he charged me $13 for the trimming. I think alot of vets are con artists, they'll over charge you or chargeyou for something your dog doesnt even need.
I will say Nedim that your vet should have told you the fee so you could make the decision, but vets don't work for free. If they did, they would go out of business. Trust me, they don't make a fortune. The average vet makes about $50,000-$60,000 per year...that's not a lot for 7 years if school and becoming a doctor. Keep in mind that toe nail trims are no easy task on most pets and $13 is not much money for the work involved!!! I swear our clients thought that just because they couldn't trim the nails that the pets would magically behave and make it easy for us - WRONG! They are just as naughty for the vet staff as they are for the owners LOL!!!
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Old 12-29-2005, 06:56 PM
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I swear our clients thought that just because they couldn't trim the nails that the pets would magically behave and make it easy for us - WRONG! They are just as naughty for the vet staff as they are for the owners LOL!!!
I'm guilty of this, sort of.
When I was 17 I thought the vet would be able to help me get my cat into the carrier because its a real fight, he hated it!! I asked him if he knew any vet tricks to get the cat into the crate and he said "Yea, just watch." I watched him struggle with the cat for a good 5 unproductive minutes before I stepped in and we both managed to get him in the crate. Lesson learned, LOL
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:10 PM
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a month or so ago,i just got out of the shower and noticed my floor out in the kitchen was all wet,now i know i did not yet walk there.I then seen my pup well not so little hes a 80lb pitbull,and hes drooling like a waterfall im thinking hes gotten somthing stuck in his throat,so off to the vet,i sat there for 2 hours when the vet came in she wanted to muzzle my dog.I was not happy as he is so docile.I then asked how can you check him over if hes muzzled?they told me they would not examine him unless he was sedated!i was pissed but wanted my dog checked so i allowed them to do so...only to hear his throat is irritated and was given antibiotics,then the tech comes out and tells me his mouths all purple....i then knew he got a pen and chewed it,so all off that crap all could have been avoided if the vet would have just looked in his mouth.ill never go there again and it cost me $300.00
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:34 PM
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orion, is something wrong with your dog? I hope not. $90 does seem like a lot for an exam/consultation. Depending on what tests you are having done and wheather they can be done in house or not might be where the price hike is. The shots costs depend on the dosage, fequency, type, etc.
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