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the Cost of Emergency Veterinarian Care

Price 
Location 
Age 
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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

Description of service

My dog chased a squirell into a cactus plant and ended up with a face full of needles and also some needles in one of her legs. She was very swollen and we took her to an emergency vet to have the needles removed and also to give her something to decrease swelling and pain


Review of Service

The service was very good, but very expensive. The vets were very understanding. They seemed to really care about the pain that our dog was in, and they went out of their way to make sure that she was comfortable. They were also concerned about us and were very encouraging. They scheduled some follow-up visits and our dog is doing very well now (there's really no sign that ther ewas ever a problem.)


Tips

I'd never seriously considered health insurance for my pet until after this. This service was very expensive, and insurance would have covered almost all of it. Aside from that, when there's an emergency there isn't a lot of time for shopping around for the best deal or the best service. If possible, check out all the emergency vet services in your area (if there are several to choose from,) and find out which one will be the best for you before you have to actually use their services. We were lucky to find a vet that was very good, but I've heard some bad stories about other local emergency vets. Definitely do your homework before you need this type of service.


$ 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
$ 1500
Apr 2008
Miami, FL
Dog
8
Emergency surgery and treatment for infection  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
$ 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