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View Poll Results: What did you pay for hips/elbows?
Less than $200 19 61.29%
$200-$299 10 32.26%
$300-$399 1 3.23%
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My vets charge $90 for hips, $70 for elbows.
Just out of curiosity, is it just Dr. Jackson that does them at South Kent? It will be awhile before I need to have them done obviously. Just curious
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I used Dr Hutchinson in Cleveland for my last 3 or 4 - over $400 per dog, and they charge more than the OFA fees for the submittals, plus $10 (1.5 years ago) for a copy of the rads on disk.

A vet/GSD breeder is now more local, does a super job, and as I understand it - half of what Dr. Hutchinson charges...with the advantage of being 140 miles closer....without expensive toll roads to boot!

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Could you please send me the info for your vet/GSD breeder who charges half of what Dr. Hutch charges? If Hutch is 140 miles west of you, your vet is 40 miles east of me give or take.

I did Heidi, Whit, and Tori, hips, elbows, thyroid, cardiac, and vWd + microchips for 1400 or 1500 a couple of years ago at Hutchison's. When I did Joy, I cannot remember what I paid.
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at my vet it was 70 for xrays of her limbs.. it was not for ofa, but im not sure how much it would cost me for that.. she was too young to send it off when i got the xrays, (7months)
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Just out of curiosity, is it just Dr. Jackson that does them at South Kent? It will be awhile before I need to have them done obviously. Just curious
I'm not sure, but I think he's the best. A Mike Casimere (sp?) did Pan's prelims and I think they look good as far as positioning:


Mos Mostosky is the best and his price is very competitive too but it's a bit of a drive and I couldn't make it this time b/c of work. I will probably use him to do Pan's OFAs when he's two.
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I paid $285 for Kessy's OFA's, hips and elbows. I believe that included the OFA fees.
For Djenga I just wanted to see how her hips looked, and didn't want to submit them to OFA and didn't want to sedate her - so was just charged for the x-ray (I think $80?).

I used my current/local vet and was really pleasantly surprised, his positioning was great.

Other vets quoted $350-500+. I used my vet because he was the cheapest, starting with Kessy's prelims to see how they'd come out, I figured if needed I'd go to a specialist for the "final" ratings. But that wasn't necessary.
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I'm not sure, but I think he's the best. A Mike Casimere (sp?) did Pan's prelims and I think they look good as far as positioning:


Mos Mostosky is the best and his price is very competitive too but it's a bit of a drive and I couldn't make it this time b/c of work. I will probably use him to do Pan's OFAs when he's two.
I don't have a skilled eye or anything, but it looks good! I actually like Dr. Cahsmere...granted he has only gotten to see my cats for simple things Dr. Jackson is amazing though, very compassionate!
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Wow. I heard around $350 for OFA because of anesthesia, and then I heard I can get OFA elbows and Pennhip hips for the same price about an hour away ( thought I like the OFA, not a PennHip fan).

I am very surprised to hear that it's so much cheaper everywhere else. My mother in law in Illinois said she could do three dogs for the price of doing ONE here, so considered going out of town for it!
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I am very surprised to hear that it's so much cheaper everywhere else. My mother in law in Illinois said she could do three dogs for the price of doing ONE here, so considered going out of town for it!
How far are you from the Baltimore, MD area? Our Ortho Spec. is awesome and cheap!
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Mine were under 200, maybe like 180 for hips/elbows & sent in to OFA, plus got a copy on disc

I'd say that's about what mine were too!
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:08 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I have an awesome old country vet that I use for my X-rays. Dr. Kirkland in Clinton, Mich. He's, now, about 42 miles from me but worth the trip. I took 2 dogs in last month. 1 for OFA hips and elbows. Another young male for hips and elbows for me and the doc to look at.(no OFA) Unfortunately the older male has a dark mark in his ear so the tattoo couldn't be read clearly. So we had to chip him. (an extra $40) Grand total for 2 sets of X-rays and a chip....$200 even! Can't complain about that. OFA paid by me no up-charge.

I called vets closer to me and they wanted $300 - $500 for 1 set of OFA X-rays. If they had to re-shoot due to bad positioning....another $100!!!!! My vet charges me $4 for the film. ( In 5 dogs he's done he has only ever done 1 extra shot) When I asked how many OFA's the closer vets do a year most said 1 or 2 at the most. Dr. Kirkland does more than that a month if not a week.

A vet that knows his stuff, knows working line GSD's and is reasonably priced would be worth twice the drive. Thanx Doc.


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