Cost of Veterinary Care

Posted Friday, August 24, 2007, at 11:35 AM
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  • Thanks Amy for bringing this to everyone's attention. I have used this same piece from AAHA at the hospitals that I worked at over the last 14 years. I remember my first month of being a veterinary "technician". I made a promise to myself right then that I would NEVER complain about the cost of my pets care again. I couldn't believe the amount of work that was done on a daily basis!

    Keep up the great work! Your blog is wonderful and I appreciate you helping to raise awareness of the value of pet care.

    Tom Dock

    Veterinary News Network

    www.MyVNN.com

    tomdock@MyVNN.com

    -- Posted by tomcat65 on Sat, Aug 25, 2007, at 9:51 AM
  • Hi Amy,

    I came across your blog while doing research for our weekly newsletter, Pet Pro News. I'd not read this particular piece before from AAHA Press, and I found it so well written that it answered questions I had about pet health care. I know our Customer Care department gets frequent questions from pet owners about the cost of pet care and requests to help find low cost pet care for their animals. I've forwarded your blog page to them to refer to.

    Thanks Again,

    Adam

    www.VetLocator.com

    -- Posted by vetlocator on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 4:43 PM
  • You bet vet bills are too high. Furthermore, every vet I have dealt with, some worse than others, is eager to "test" and prescribe or sell me any number of products at inflated prices. I understand the need to "make a living", however vets have become as greedy as MDs (medical doctors), charging whatever the traffic will bear because the"traffic" has no choice. I shelter 4 cats of varying ages, all rescued in one way or another and I love them all. But I am disgusted with the "profession". It has become like so many other areas of our society a money grubbing business. Why no where in this area is there even a hint of a low cost neuter-spay "clinic"...a donation of vet's time for the sake of saving stray animals. As with human cancers, surgeries are recommended and performed even though the vet knows full well they do little to extend the life of an animal but only add to the expense and trauma for the pet

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    -- Posted by domenicsaraco on Fri, Jul 30, 2010, at 7:57 AM
  • I came across your blog while doing research for our weekly newsletter

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    -- Posted by domenicsaraco on Fri, Jul 30, 2010, at 8:15 AM
  • I like this particular article it gives me an additional input in the information a round the world. Thanks a lot and keep going with posting such information.

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    -- Posted by kalvindale on Tue, Aug 3, 2010, at 11:07 PM
  • I like this particular article it gives me an additional input in the information a round the world. Thanks a lot and keep going with posting such information.

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    -- Posted by kalvindale on Tue, Aug 3, 2010, at 11:08 PM
  • domenicsaraco

    Compared to other parts of this country, our spays are low cost. Dog Spays also do prevent unwanted puppies and overpopulation, mammary cancer, uterine infections and aggression. Female cats in heat are incredibly annoying.

    Neutering also prevents aggression, marking in the home, prostate infections, testicular cancer, unwanted puppies, roaming. Tom cat urine reeks, they spray to mark territory, fighting spreads diseases like leukemia and feline aids.

    Tell my why people get pets when they can't afford to provide preventative care for that same pet? Tell me why they think they can have that sick pet fixed for nothing?

    If veterinarians are so greedy then why do MD's make better salaries? Why do we offer discounts for routine care to all animals adopted through the McCook Humane Society? Including spays and neuters. As for testing, there is no magic pill that cures all that ails whether your human or animal. You have to know what the problem is before you can plan out your treatment. It's better to test than shoot in the dark and hope it works out all right.

    -- Posted by amystrauch on Fri, Sep 10, 2010, at 9:07 PM
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