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Vet visit prices... #142816 11/14/06 08:51 PM
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I live in new york city, so I expect everything to be a bit more expensive here. However I was stunned when the vet that petco reccommended told me that a physical was $95.

Is this completely outrageous? Does anyone know of soem more reasonable avian vets in the city?

Re: Vet visit prices... #142817 11/14/06 09:57 PM
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When my keet went to the vet it cost $117. This includes wing clipping, nail trim, blood work, fecal test and medicine that she needed for an infection. I think the price depends on what they're doing. I don't know of any vets in NYC but you could probably find a more reasonable price.


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Re: Vet visit prices... #142818 11/14/06 10:09 PM
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O.O Wow. That is terrible.

I paid $45 for a physcial and antibiotics for a slight cold for Scrappy. (He was going to do the nail trimming, which didn't need it so he didn't, and wanted to clip his wings, but I like to keep Scrappy's wings full because we still have the cat.)

I'm in Ohio, so its a bit further away. From what I've noticed, though, things tend to be a bit more expensive within the city...perhaps phone to vets in the area? (The best price wasn't the one I took, only because it was a half hour drive out there...$15 by an old farm vet. laugh ) That's actually what I did...mostly because I wasn't sure if they did birds.

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Re: Vet visit prices... #142820 11/15/06 08:54 AM
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Y'all really make me love my vet more than I already do smile I told the hubby if I didn't love him so much I'd go after the vet lol. I get charged 15 for a visit and only what the price of the work that needs to be done, wing clipping and such is a no charge as it doesn't really require much doing.
I do say call around and try out differant vets till you find one that you are comfortable with and stick to them. Ask people in your area what vet they use or recommend.
A good vet imo is one that cares more about the animal than they do about the paycheck and will listen to what you tell them. No one knows your critter the way you do so that is important.

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Try checking with any local bird clubs to see if they recommend anyone. That is how I found a great local vet; my Batboy was keeping one eye closed a lot so I called a friend who has parrots and belongs to the local bird club and she told me who a lot of members use. The visit was $38 for a check up and $10 for eye drops. When I took Prettygirl in (her butt area looked reddish) the total was $120. There was a lump that frlt like it could be an egg and the vet used a needle to withdraw some tissue from the area to check and that didnt show any yolk but to be absolutely sure she also did an x-ray; the fee also included a 2 week check-up where she got a second opinion from another vet at the office who also specializes in birds. By the way they feel that it is a fatty tissue deposit and since she appears quite healthy otherwise and happy and active there is not much to do about it except try to work with her diet (which the vet said seems very good) and limit millet to a very occassional treat since it is high in fat. Then Batboy had some watery poop, they charged $16 to examine it (there were no signs of parasites) and I brought him in and he got a clean bill of health.


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