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Old 02-16-2012, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Paige View Post
I don't have a vet yet in Kelowna QUOTE]

You live in Kelowna? Im thinking that we should get together in the future. Kelowna is just a drive away once we move to Sparwood. Or you should include yourself in the Chaz meet up when that happens.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:21 PM
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I think prices are reasonable but I am also in the camp of, some of that money is going into my paycheck.... sooo if prices are too low, then maybe I don't get paid as much.

Where I work, our exam fees are $60, but we are an AAHA accredited hospital in the "richer" area of a large suburb. Most of our services are pricier than what I would want to pay, and pricier than what some of the clinics in my city charge. Is it worth it though, yes, I know the standard of care where I work is excellent, so you're "getting what you pay for."

So no, it's not cheap, but I don't think it's unreasonably so.

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Old 02-16-2012, 11:06 PM
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The vet I take mine too is in a more well to do area of the town/city they're in, but I pay about 40 for an exam, Knox's ear check was like, 119 for the swab to see what it was, the exam, two different meds and I think that was it. When I checked the sheet, the most expensive thing was actually the ear wash I specifically asked for

Enzo and Ozzy can go in for the works and we can walk out under 350. Thats a hw test, fecal, wellness exam, hw and flea meds and sometimes vaccines. So I'd say they're pretty reasonable for me. And they dont charge two exam fees when I bring Oz and Zo together, even if they both get a thorough going over.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by PWCorgi View Post
The vet I use is *very* expensive. But she is amazing with Frodo. AMAZING. So even though I am paying triple what other places in the area charge, I have piece of mind. She doesn't skimp on things because he's being an a**hole, and she takes all the time we need to get through the visit with as little stress as possible for both Frodo and myself. She is also a holistic vet in the middle of the city, which is also going to drive prices.

Almost all of my friends here use this clinic, and I have yet to hear a bad word about them.

The only other place I have used that I was happy with was the clinic that SpringerLover worked at. And that was awesome because she was able to poke him with the needle to knock him out, not the scary vet
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:21 AM
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My vet charges $55 to just have a look which seems about the average in the area. I've found cheaper, but I don't like many of those vets.

Most recently Pit requires visits to a couple specialists to deal with what he's got kicking around healthwise at the moment. The fee to just talk to these guys is $165, nevermind the cost of any actual work that they decide to do on him. Oi.

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Old 02-17-2012, 10:34 AM
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I pay $45 for the exam. It's on the more expensive side, but there are 4 vets in the practice (3 of whom I love, and I have not seen the 4th, but assume she's good, too), they are open 7 days a week, until 11pm, and I don't have to hear nagging about feeding raw or not wanting to vaccinate every year. So worth it.

Side note- the cute vet about had a heart attack when he read Gambit's file and found out how many times he had been vaccinated as a puppy (6 ). He said he doesn't want to see him vaccinated for at least 3 more years. And did I mention the man is cute? Sigh.

I just had a dental done on Lady Chesh, which was all teeth cleaned and sealed, and 3 extractions (including a canine- what do you do about a cat that is so stupid she regularly runs into walls), which was $275. I don't think that thats unreasonable.

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Old 02-17-2012, 11:18 AM
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I think our "walk in the door" fee is 40 something dollars, but I'm honestly not sure...just basing that off of how much it cost for me to bring my gerbil. I'll have to check a bill when I go home. I know Willie's neuter was a little over $200 (he's a cat) but that was like 6 years ago.

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Old 02-17-2012, 12:11 PM
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Iím pretty sure nothing under $100.00
Last week I took Domino, to have a limp checked out and that cost me $136.00 total, and she gave me a break because she knows my brother.

Pretty insane, surgery is even more insane. My co-workerís Mastiff had to have two ACL repaired 6 months apart to a tune of $10,000.00
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:16 PM
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MY vet charges $40 for an office visit. He only charges $160 for OFA Hips/Elbows. I'd say he is resoanable!
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:16 PM
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I found a bump on Bamm's back that's about the size of a dime around and raised up about a half inch. It's a new bump so I've been debating taking him in to get it looked at. I'm checking it every day to see if it grows at all, but now that I know its there I just can't stop obsessing over it and I really want to get it checked out, but don't know that I will have the extra money until after rent is paid for next month. I'm not looking forward to how much it's probably going to cost me.
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