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the Cost of Emergency Veterinarian Care

Price 
Location 
Age 
Submitted by  
Description
$ 185
Jun 2007
Tucson, AZ
dog
1
Stitches and antibiotics  more... close row
$ 1000
Aug 2007
Gainesville, GA
Dog
3
Expensive treatment that didn't fix the problem  more... close row
$ 55
Feb 2008
Herkimer New York 13357
Adult Male Cat
12
Antibiotics after a cat fight  more... close row
$ 1500
May 2007
Thousand Oaks, California
Dog
4
Removal of cactus quills from dog  more... close row
$ 35
Apr 2007
Elizabeth City, NC
Feline
6
Treating cat for dehydration  more... close row
$ 500
Aug 2007
Fort Bragg, CA
domestic shorthair cat
Emergency Care for a Cat with a Urinary Infection  more... close row
$ 430
Mar 2008
Winsotn Salem
feline/cat
10
Emergency care for diabetic cat  more... close row

Description of service

The cat was referred to the emergency veterinarian hospital for observation and treatment overnight. The cat was just diagnosed as diabetic and insulin levels were out of control. Cat was dehydrated. Services provides included: overnight stay, medication and blood draws every hour, temperature taken and general health monitored. Total time involved: 12 hours


Review of Service

The staff was very helpful and considerate as the cat was very sick. WE were given an estimate of the cost and had to pay half of it before we left. The amount wsa about 20% higher than the quote. We were encouraged to call and check on the animal any time during the night that we chose, no matter the time. We did have to wait quite a while in the morning to pick him up.


Tips

Following is a list of tips to make this an easier decision:

1. Listen very carefully to your regular veterinarian. Ask questions that will help you decide if the animal will eventually get better. Ask what the long term prognosis is.

2. Make sure you either have back up money or an animal insurance policy to cover unexpected costs.

3. Be sure you are emotionally ready for any negative information you may be given.

4. Try not to go to the emergency vet alone.

5. Decide what is best for the ANIMAL, not YOU!


$ 1500
Apr 2008
Miami, FL
Dog
8
Emergency surgery and treatment for infection  more... close row
$ 397
Mar 2008
Lady Lake, florida
English Bulldog
5
Removal of polyp on male dog  more... close row
$ 550
Apr 2007
Mount Pleasant,MI
cat
7
Urinary tract blockage in cat  more... close row
$ 140
Mar 2008
San Diego, CA
Cat
5
Last minute care and diagnosis  more... close row
$ 1000
Oct 2008
wv
cat
3
Pin in broken leg and neutering  more... close row