I took my pooch to the after hours vet clinic tonight because of a urinary blockage.
I spotted the little bugger lifting his leg, but nothing coming out, he had stones removed a few years ago, so I always keep a watchful eye on him.
I’m not asking for any professional to ‘rat out’ a fellow vet or anything, I just want to know if the bill looks reasonable.
I’ve owned dogs for a long time but lately it’s turned into such a big business, I cringe anytime I go in (which is a lot)
So it turned out he had a blockage (stone), and I left him there from 9pm until 2am.
This clinic is open all night to the public (12 or so local vets got together and opened up a shared co-op after hours. They take turns running it each week.
Here’s the break down of fees, I would like to know if they seem reasonable, or if there’s anything there which might be excessive.
~ $ 149.50 : Anesthetic Fee
~ $ 30.55 : 5 mg Metacam
~ $ 179.50 : IV Fluids During Surgery
~ $ 81.00 : Nursing Professional Care (12 hours)
~ $ 69.00 : Urinalysis
~ $145.00 : After Hours Exam
~ $ 61.00 : Urinary Catheterization
~ $ 88.50 : Radiograph Set Up & Develop
~ $ 95.50 : Radiograph - Split Plate
$899.55 = Grand Total