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$ 155
Mar 2008
Golden Retriever
Diagnosis and treament of seizure in dogs  more... close row
$ 62
Jan 2008
Houston, TX
Shots and claw trim for older cat  more... close row
$ 7000
Jan 2008
Overland Park KS
Chemotherapy and surgery for spleen cancer  more... close row
$ 300
Aug 2007
Fort Bragg, Ca
domestic shorthair cat
Urinary Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment for a Cat  more... close row
$ 285
Jan 2008
Greenwood, IN
Tumor removal for a cat  more... close row
$ 750
Sep 2006
Skippack, PA
Removal of one broken canine tooth  more... close row
$ 350
Aug 2007
Berkeley, CA
Shepherd mix
Growth biopsy removal, diagnosis and treatment for dog  more... close row

Description of service

The dog had a strange growth on his foot. The vet wasn't sure what it was, so we had to get it biopsied. Since he was going under anesthesia anyway for his dental cleaning, I didn't have to pay extra for the anesthetic. I'm not sure how the $350 broke down, but there were three visits - one when he went in to get his teeth cleaned and I pointed out the growth, one when he got the staples out, and one follow-up visits - as well as topical medication, antibiotics, pain medication, and an e-collar (those funny lampshade collars).

He had the growth removed and sent to a lab where it was biopsied. His foot was stapled up and he was sent home, where he was not very happy for a few days. He took antibiotics and pain medication. He went back two weeks later to get the staples out and receive topical medication. It had turned out to be an unusual fungal infection, so he got an anti-fungal cream and came back two weeks later, when he was pronounced cured.

Review of Service

The vet was very gentle with him and explained things carefully to me. She was confused about the fungal infection, but apparently it was highly unusual and she had to do research about it. (It probably came from digging). The whole thing was expensive, but worth it as we were afraid it was a tumor.


It is important that you feel comfortable with your vet. Both how she treats your pet and how she explains things to you is very important!

$ 3500
Jan 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Cancerous tumor required removing dog's tail  more... close row
$ 250
Apr 2008
lake oswego,, or
Dog tremor and blood test  more... close row
$ 275
May 2007
Bartlett, TN
Scheduled c-section for dog  more... close row