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Old 12-29-2005, 12:50 PM
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Default I hate some vets...

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, 12:54 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, 04:34 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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Old 12-29-2005, 04:53 PM
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My vet sucks... I'm just glad Rocky rarely gets sick and the regular check-ups are only once a year.
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Old 12-29-2005, 04:55 PM
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Wow! I'd find a new vet and let this one know I'm finding a new vet....and would object strongly to $90.00 for 5 minutes of talking. No way! That's robbery.
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:08 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, 05:10 PM
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yep our vets charge ***163;16 for the consultation, and then a lot for any treatment, my last vet bill was ***163;300 for neutering
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:41 PM
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sounds like a lot to me too..time to shop around. I have known vets in the past that were all about profit..some that got greedy..others that were fair and worked with you. We are so lucky to have the humane soceity not for profit clinic available here. I would let my fingers do the walking through the yellow pages..5 minutes isn't enough time for anything.
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:41 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 12-29-2005, 05:48 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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