My vet is not a 24 hour clinic. At my vet, I can work with them. The ER is a bit different, and I understand that. I think everyone around here anyway expects a bill for an exam. $85 for an Emergency call would be awesome.
The last ER visits I went to was when Odie came home, New Years Eve a couple of years ago, I thought she might be bloating, but took her to the further clinic anyway. They took x-rays. It was gas. I only had her 3 days and I knew she was pregnant, but I wasn't exactly sure on when she was due. Anyhow, with the holiday and all, it cost almost as much as the C-section and ultrasound she had a few days later. When I called in, they told me to try and be there by 9 and they could get me in for the regular rate.
Regular rates are a whole lot better than ER rates, holiday ER rates are even worse. But I still like that place. My regular vet doesn't let me watch the surgery. The closer ER takes your dog away to draw blood. They would probably have a stroke if I asked to assist in the surgery, LOL!
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