|Barked: Thu Nov 29, '07 11:25am PST |
|Yikes! I go to a vet in a rural area. I actually live in the city, but my family has been going to this vet for years, he has very reasonable prices, and I just like them (they are a couple).
The cost varies. In my experience, if I go in and there isn't anything wrong with Brody (yes, that's happened a few times!) or if they don't need to prescribe anything, they charged $8. I think for a normal vet visit, they charge $16. So yeah, very reasonable, especially now that I see what other vets cost!
My mom recently took her yorkie in to them when she was throwing up, diarrhea, etc- we think she swallowed something poisonous. For a vet visit, and afternoon, overnight, and next day stay - they charged $54! But when I went in to get Brody's blood panels done, they charged $100, which is more than what I paid at a higher cost clinic in Memphis. So they are low cost except with specialized things, I guess. I know in the area that they are in, and judging from conversations I've overheard in the lobby, they have a very hard time getting people to bring their pets in because people don't want to pay. So they keep the costs as low as possible. One of the techs told me that the vet has tens of thousands of dollars of unpaid vet bills
They have never pushed me to something I didn't want to get like annual vaccinations, flea meds, dog food, etc. The only time they recommended I pay more is when Brody had to get more antibiotics and I still had some left from a recent visit. The tech said, "They might be old, but you can try them if you want. Or you can buy new antibiotics for $4 when you come in." I bought the new ones
They are good people. And they are inexpensive!
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