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Curious. How much do you think this vet treatment would cost?
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PsychicPam · 24/11/2018 12:30

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 · 24/11/2018 12:32

At least £300

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antimatter · 24/11/2018 12:33

£150

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SheepSaucerer · 24/11/2018 12:33

£500

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Soiree · 24/11/2018 12:33

£400ish

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antimatter · 24/11/2018 12:33

No x-ray hence £150

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Greyhorses · 24/11/2018 12:35

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

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Soiree · 24/11/2018 12:35

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!

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BiteyShark · 24/11/2018 12:38

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.

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PsychicPam · 24/11/2018 12:39

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

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PsychicPam · 24/11/2018 12:40

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 · 24/11/2018 12:42

That is a bargain!

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BiteyShark · 24/11/2018 12:43

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.

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BiteyShark · 24/11/2018 12:43

Yours = hours

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PsychicPam · 24/11/2018 12:43

Yes my vet but an emergency appointment.

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PsychicPam · 24/11/2018 12:44

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 · 24/11/2018 12:46

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

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BiteyShark · 24/11/2018 12:49

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.

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Tinklewinkle · 24/11/2018 12:50

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.

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Scattyhattie · 24/11/2018 13:01

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.

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Scattyhattie · 24/11/2018 13:09

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.

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Rosethistle7 · 24/11/2018 13:12

Wow, they sound amazing!

I hope your dog is ok and recovers quickly!

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Rosethistle7 · 24/11/2018 13:13

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

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Twooter · 24/11/2018 13:21

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

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BrokenWing · 24/11/2018 13:22

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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PsychicPam · 24/11/2018 13:25

We saw the vet nurse then the vet himself.

They are always cheap and so lovely.

If anyone is in S. Manchester I can let you know the practice details x

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