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cavysrock
22-11-2007, 08:32 PM
:? Blue went for his appoinmtn today, it was only a check up wich we usually get for free, but today they charged us 15! we were in the for literally 3 minutes and all she said is he looks alot livelier, he should be okay.

chloaster
22-11-2007, 08:36 PM
If it's following treatment then it should be free, if you just took him along for a regular check up then I'd say 15 is about right.

Becki xX
22-11-2007, 08:36 PM
Will the 15 not be for the consultation? Our vets used to not charge for a condition that needed several appointments, but now its 20 every time you see a vet, then treatment on top...even when Rhia was speyed X

Becki xX
22-11-2007, 08:37 PM
If it's following treatment then it should be free, if you just took him along for a regular check up then I'd say 15 is about right.

Our following treatment isnt free anymore...Dont know if its something thats happening round here? :?

donnamt
22-11-2007, 08:49 PM
with Alvin last week, the 1st consultation cost about 35 and the follow up one the next day cost 18.... i didnt even consider itd be free of charge and i was just happy it was a reduced rate... :lol: :lol:

sillyrabbit
22-11-2007, 09:31 PM
with Alvin last week, the 1st consultation cost about 35 and the follow up one the next day cost 18.... i didnt even consider itd be free of charge and i was just happy it was a reduced rate... :lol: :lol:

Same here, I was like oooh look at this the follow up is cheaper than the first visit :lol: :lol: :lol:

cavysrock
22-11-2007, 09:32 PM
it was following treatment, it is usually free :(

donnamt
22-11-2007, 09:35 PM
Same here, I was like oooh look at this the follow up is cheaper than the first visit :lol: :lol: :lol:

lololol i was well chuffed... and the vet was sexy as hell :oops: :oops: :oops:
not that i noticed *coughs*

the follow ups to the de-maning operation were included in the operation price tho....

AlisonA
22-11-2007, 09:35 PM
I suppose if vets only charged for the first appointment, they'd spend so much of their time on 'free' follow ups that they'd never make enough cash to keep the place open, let alone make anything extra, so things like drug or operation charges would have to go up to compensate - you're still paying for their time even if it is only 5 minutes. My vets charges something like 25 for the first appointment, 16 for a follow up and 12 for every subsequent visit - can't remember the exact figures but it's about that.

Becki xX
22-11-2007, 09:35 PM
I suppose if vets only charged for the first appointment, they'd spend so much of their time on 'free' follow ups that they'd never make enough cash to keep the place open, let alone make anything extra, so things like drug or operation charges would have to go up to compensate - you're still paying for their time even if it is only 5 minutes. My vets charges something like 25 for the first appointment, 16 for a follow up and 12 for every subsequent visit - can't remember the exact figures but it's about that.

Hmm Thats a better idea :thumb:

donnamt
22-11-2007, 09:36 PM
I suppose if vets only charged for the first appointment, they'd spend so much of their time on 'free' follow ups that they'd never make enough cash to keep the place open, let alone make anything extra, so things like drug or operation charges would have to go up to compensate - you're still paying for their time even if it is only 5 minutes. My vets charges something like 25 for the first appointment, 16 for a follow up and 12 for every subsequent visit - can't remember the exact figures but it's about that.

sounds like what i was charged, thankfully Alvin only had to go back the once before they gave him the allclear....

sillyrabbit
22-11-2007, 09:38 PM
lololol i was well chuffed... and the vet was sexy as hell :oops: :oops: :oops:
not that i noticed *coughs*

the follow ups to the de-maning operation were included in the operation price tho....

:lol: :lol: :lol: There is a really hot vet at our practice too but he is allergic to rabbits so we dont see him :roll: :lol:

Becki xX
22-11-2007, 09:38 PM
Think mines 19 a visit, We had about seven visits in four days though a few weeks ago (Both girls!) then treatment/meds on top - Its wiped us out!! :shock:

Indiechic
22-11-2007, 09:39 PM
I suppose if vets only charged for the first appointment, they'd spend so much of their time on 'free' follow ups that they'd never make enough cash to keep the place open, let alone make anything extra, so things like drug or operation charges would have to go up to compensate - you're still paying for their time even if it is only 5 minutes. My vets charges something like 25 for the first appointment, 16 for a follow up and 12 for every subsequent visit - can't remember the exact figures but it's about that.

how does it work when its a post op checkup? the girls were spayed and both have to go back tomorrow x

Becki xX
22-11-2007, 09:40 PM
how does it work when its a post op checkup? the girls were spayed and both have to go back tomorrow x

Usually free x

Indiechic
22-11-2007, 09:40 PM
Usually free x

thats what i though...
xxx

sillyrabbit
22-11-2007, 09:41 PM
how does it work when its a post op checkup? the girls were spayed and both have to go back tomorrow x

My after spay appointments were free :D

AlisonA
22-11-2007, 09:55 PM
Yep post ops are free - I guess they factor the price into the operation price - partly easier because they know how many normal post-op checks are needed, and partly because it will prevent people from trying to do home removal of stitches!

Indiechic
22-11-2007, 09:56 PM
mine don't need thiers removing as they are internal... its to see whether they can come off metacam and to check they ate ok...

xxx

chloaster
22-11-2007, 10:37 PM
Our following treatment isnt free anymore...Dont know if its something thats happening round here? :?

You could be right. Maybe it depends what it's for? :? Our after spays, like others have said, are free, I took Mopsey back to have her ear stiches out and that was free; I'm trying to remember when Effie had an abcess what they charged me for return visits - if they did charge it was at a very reduced rate cos I remember being surprised at how cheap it was - don't often get that kind of surprise at the vets!! :roll: :lol:

ailz
23-11-2007, 04:33 PM
Nurse appointments are free at our Pets at Home vets. Usually if it just to have a look at them then you book a nurse's appointment - although it is often a vet that does the appointment and you only pay for any treatment - we were going for weeks for injections and it cost us 12 a time as it was considered a nurse appointment