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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
$ 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
$ 1000
Aug 2007
Gainesville, GA
Dog
3
Expensive treatment that didn't fix the problem  more... close row
$ 500
Aug 2007
Fort Bragg, CA
domestic shorthair cat
Emergency Care for a Cat with a Urinary Infection  more... close row
$ 1500
Apr 2008
Miami, FL
Dog
8
Emergency surgery and treatment for infection  more... close row
$ 430
Mar 2008
Winsotn Salem
feline/cat
10
Emergency care for diabetic cat  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

Description of service

I am fairly new to San Diego so I didn't really have a vet yet in the city. So I noticed my cat was losing its hair by licking itself bald. I call vets around for 1st exams free and later at night I found one. LUCKILY the receptionist took me in so late and I get down there. I am on standby while patiently flow in and out of the office building. So I am called into the room and I am questioned by the vet about my cat (and they paid more attention to the bald spot on his neck..which I explained was 2-3 years ago to allegy to a flea medication and not relevant to why I came in).

So, it came down to my cat having allergies (maybe he is allergic to himself...just kidding) and so they jab him with two needles and then the vet offers me some shampoo, a box of flea medicine and some pills to take home.

I did notice that all my cat needed were the shots and not really the shampoo and a BOX of flea medication? I only needed one dose to split between the 2 cats which in fact the vet was getting on to me about. So I ended up paying for all this stuff regardless and was shocked at the bill. For all this stuff he was going to charge me $100 something...when I got my bill from the receptionist he actually charged me $140!!! $40 more then I expected and to someone on a budget that's alot!!


Review of Service

The quality of service I expected really wasn't that great. The vet and assistant jabbed needles in my cat (like he was a toy!)

I only appreciate the receptionist letting me in so soon with no appointment and a free exam!


Tips

Price around for a vet!! Makes a world of a difference! I wish I would have known more about this vet before going to him. But I think it was more in a state of emergency more so then anything and I get what I paid for!


$ 397
Mar 2008
Lady Lake, florida
English Bulldog
5
Removal of polyp on male dog  more... close row
$ 1000
Oct 2008
wv
cat
3
Pin in broken leg and neutering  more... close row