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Curious. How much do you think this vet treatment would cost?

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PsychicPam Sat 24-Nov-18 12:30:16

9am- brought in. Hit by car. Emergency consult.
Check up. (Appears fine but raised temp and shaky)
Vet advises she stay in for observation.
She's admitted.
Has fluid
Antibiotic injection
Painkillers

Stays in till 3.30pm

Sent home with painkillers.

How much do you think?

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CMOTDibbler Sat 24-Nov-18 12:32:01

At least £300

antimatter Sat 24-Nov-18 12:33:12

£150

SheepSaucerer Sat 24-Nov-18 12:33:13

£500

Soiree Sat 24-Nov-18 12:33:26

£400ish

antimatter Sat 24-Nov-18 12:33:45

No x-ray hence £150

Greyhorses Sat 24-Nov-18 12:35:18

Emergency consult is usually around £150 here so I would say somewhere in the region of £400.

Soiree Sat 24-Nov-18 12:35:27

My emergency appointment with a guinea pig was £150 just for the slot never mind anything else so I think it'd be more than that. I chose the wrong career clearly!

BiteyShark Sat 24-Nov-18 12:38:59

Emergency appointments here are £150 and that's just the consultation. Mine has a day and night rate for admission but can't remember off hand what that is. Any medication administered by our emergency vets is always dearer than my own vets even though the emergency vets occupy my vets premises.

So I wouldn't be surprised with a £500 bill and anything less would be bargain.

PsychicPam Sat 24-Nov-18 12:39:53

Quite the range of prices. Crazy how much it differentiates from practice to practice.

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PsychicPam Sat 24-Nov-18 12:40:47

It cost me £52 shock

They really are amazing. I take my rats there a lot and most of the time they don't even charge a consult confused

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Soiree Sat 24-Nov-18 12:42:48

That is a bargain!

BiteyShark Sat 24-Nov-18 12:43:02

Was it your vets that simply did an emergency appointment?

Because if it was my usual vets I would be looking more at around £100. Emergency out of your vets are a lot more expensive.

BiteyShark Sat 24-Nov-18 12:43:30

Yours = hours

PsychicPam Sat 24-Nov-18 12:43:48

Yes my vet but an emergency appointment.

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PsychicPam Sat 24-Nov-18 12:44:56

I love them.

They've taken the fear out of my animals getting I'll!

I'm actually entitled to the PDSA but I go here because I know they won t rip me off.

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Figureof80 Sat 24-Nov-18 12:46:35

Wow, just Wow. I paid £53 this week for a 5 minute scheduled consult, antibiotic jag and 3mls of metacalm.

BiteyShark Sat 24-Nov-18 12:49:45

Ah that would explain it as my vets charge their normal consultation fee even for emergencies whereas the out of hours emergency vets you are talking £150 before anything else. I also know if under my vets for admission it's very cheap but if they have to be actively monitored by the OOH then the costs rocket.

Tinklewinkle Sat 24-Nov-18 12:50:37

If our vet was open as normal it would be a normal consultation price even if it was an emergency.

We paid about £65 when dog got trodden on by DD’s horse one Saturday morning (our vet is open as normal on a Saturday)

Out of hours is £150 just for the appointment.

Scattyhattie Sat 24-Nov-18 13:01:49

My vets probably under £200, as it cost £500 for similar with my dog but with GA, xrays & ultrasound on top.
Many vets open Saturdays so not necessarily out of hours, I know my vet often stays late & doesn't charge extra, when they should really.

Vet costs can vary with the area you live in though, here their overheads are much lower.

Scattyhattie Sat 24-Nov-18 13:09:59

Bargain!
I'm glad she was OK. Its good to have vets can trust & are affordable, many practices are corporate owned & so they don't have as much choice with payments.

Rosethistle7 Sat 24-Nov-18 13:12:54

Wow, they sound amazing!

I hope your dog is ok and recovers quickly!

Rosethistle7 Sat 24-Nov-18 13:13:57

Oh sorry- just realised you didn't say 'dog'! should have said 'I hope your pet is ok and recovers quickly!'.

Twooter Sat 24-Nov-18 13:21:48

That is very cheap. Was it the owner you saw or an assistant?

BrokenWing Sat 24-Nov-18 13:22:02

Ours is open on Saturday during those hours so would expect it to be a normal consult (£24) and definitely less than £100, probably around £60-80 depending on the cost of the painkillers etc.

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