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Tue Aug 7, 2018, 04:02 PM

How does your vet handle emergencies

When you need to visit the vet the same day, how does your vet bill for that?

If I need to bring my cat in the same day, there is an emergency fee of $80 or $120 depending upon the complication. This is over and above any treatments etc. We don't have any emergency clinics

My sister's vet refers same day visits to an emergency clinic. Not sure what the fees are there but she paid $1,600 for blood tests and euthanasia.

What does your vet do in such cases because I am thinking this is something to ask when looking for a new veterinarian.

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Reply How does your vet handle emergencies (Original post)
KT2000 Aug 2018 OP
GemDigger Aug 2018 #1
Lint Head Aug 2018 #2
KT2000 Aug 2018 #3
PJMcK Aug 2018 #4
KT2000 Aug 2018 #8
FlightRN Aug 2018 #5
MontanaMama Aug 2018 #6
KT2000 Aug 2018 #9
kozar Aug 2018 #7
KT2000 Aug 2018 #10

Response to KT2000 (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 04:07 PM

1. Yikes!

I paid 80 for my vet to come to my home who was here for an hour to euthanize mine and that covered the cremation and returned ashes. Definitely call around. As far as emergency services go I have been very lucky.

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Response to KT2000 (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 04:12 PM

2. $1600.00? Wow! Does your sister live in Beverly Hills?

That sounds like a rip off.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 04:20 PM

3. I agree

she lives in Washington state. I read where Washington has the highest vet rates but all of these changes are scaring me.

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Response to KT2000 (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 04:48 PM

4. We take our pets to the vet in upstate, rural New York

Our vet in Jeffersonville is a lovely woman who deeply cares about animals. She has an empathy that I've seen many animals respond to. She's nice to people, too! She explains everything clearly and answers every question.

She charges about $40 for a regular visit or checkup. Any medication or shots are extra, of course. On the few occasions when we had an emergency, she charged her regular rates.

I guess it's like real estate: Location, location, location.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 11:48 PM

8. Thank you - location is right

but we are rural with new vets just out of school so things are changing here.

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Response to KT2000 (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 04:52 PM

5. Many pets; two different vet offices

One did a house call for the same price as an office visit.

The other was an in office visit with no additional charge for the emergency, just the regular vet visit plus services rendered.

One emergency clinic visit was also used years ago, after hours and the price for X-ray and subsequent euthanasia plus cremation was $375 total. These were all in Ohio.

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Response to KT2000 (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 05:58 PM

6. We have two vets...

One for one dog and the parrot and the other for dog #2 and the cat....long story. Anyhoo, one vet doesn’t charge extra for an emergency visit and he other one does IF he can see us for an emergency visit at all. When my cat and dog that see this vet pass on, I won’t use that vet again. Emergency care is important and I think you’re smart to call around.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 11:48 PM

9. Thank you

I'll do that for sure.

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Response to KT2000 (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 06:13 PM

7. 3 dogs and 2 cats,

Never been charged anything other than normal rates for emergencies,, and yeah,, we have a more than a few! lol

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Response to kozar (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 11:49 PM

10. Thanks -

that is how it was until recently here. Scary.

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