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post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-31-2014, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by SNKETR View Post
I'm wondering about the practices and charges i just incurred from my vet.

Dutch was showing signs of a UTI yesterday so i called the vet and asked if i could bring in a urine sample or if i had to bring him it. They told me i had to bring him in.

Keeping in mind i just had a full checkup and 2nd round of vac 7 days ago. Dutch does have a UTI. I was charged ~$50 for the urinalysis/sediment, ~$60 for the antibiotics and ~$50 for a 20 second checkup/examination (basically teeth and eyes).

My question is about the checkup/charge. Is this normal? I honestly don't know so i am looking for feedback from y'all.
I have a regular vet I've used for 10 years. Now she either would charge me a limited exam or trust me to just bring in a sample. But that is because I have established a long time relationship with her and the clinic. When I first started going there I'm sure I would have been charged for the exam.
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