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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
$ 35
Apr 2007
Elizabeth City, NC
Feline
6
Treating cat for dehydration  more... close row

Description of service

Our cat had been missing for twelve days when my brother noticed paw prints on the floors of a house he was building behind ours. We then extracted her from an HV/AC duct she had been trapped in. She was responsive, but obviously very dehydrated and possibly in shock. We immediately rushed her to a vet here in town who keeps (limited) emergency hours. She was seen by the vet within a minute or two of our arriving. He took her vitals, examined her for injury, and decided to treat her dehydration with a subcutaneus injection of saline and to administer an injection of broad-spectrum antibiotics. The costs broken down on my receipt were:

Emergent care exam - $20

SubQ saline - $5

Antibiotics (injectable) - $10


Review of Service

This was for me the best emergency veterinary care visit I've had with any of my pets. The vet himself promptly saw to my pet and performed a thorough exam. He explained to me everything that he was doing or looking for as he examined her. He did not recommend treatments or tests that would most likely prove to be expensive and unnecessary. He explained that if her condition did not improve he'd like to be called as soon as possible to meet us at his practice and perform further tests. The costs were jaw-droppingly impressive to me, as was the vet's attitude towards treatment. I cannot think of any aspect that could've been improved upon. The emergency care provided was unquestionably worth the cost.


Tips

I would talk to your vet about whether or not they are willing to be called upon in emergencies or if they can recommend someone for after hours.


$ 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