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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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In Virginia ( Southeast), looking for OFA ( and questions)

I live in Virginia Beach, VA and I am looking to get my male GSD xrayed for OFA hips and elbows. I would like to know if anyone knows of any vets in the area that are more experienced than others, maybe someone you have used personally? I have heard so many horror stories about vets that don't position correctly, ending in bad XRAYS.

Also, is it absolutely necessary to put them under full anesthesia?

And, lastly, what does it normally cost?

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This thread might be helpful to you. https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ml#post2384652
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Thanks That is only the secondary question, but I do appreciate you sending that over, I will check it out! I still want to find someone reputable, because the only one locally so far that anyone I know has used charges $350 for hips and elbows, which just seems high according to everyone I know out of the area!

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No problem I'm in the same situation you are as I am looking around and my cheapest quote has been $350. It seems so much more than what everyone on here is saying they paid. One place even told me it would be $700!
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That is NUTS.
I know that up in Wisconsin/Illinois area, you can get them done way cheaper, but then again, where I live, everything costs more. I am going to look at a few places a few hours away. I personally would rather drive an hour and a half each way and pay less to someone, though having the drive time and gas money, than give it to some money hungry @ssholes!

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I have a friend who works at Pine Meadow in Newport News. She does her dogs' OFAs there, so they probably have some good experience. They did OFA xrays for me back in 1995 when I lived in the area.

That isn't the greatest or most useful recommendation, but it's all I got.

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Christine, is it someone you talk to still? Would love to know prices on a 90 pound dog for hips and elbows!!!

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I could find out... but if you just call Pine Meadow, they'll give you an estimate. Any vet office should give you an estimate if you call and ask.

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I will do that. Virginia Beach is rediculous, and I would rather make an excuse to go to Chicago and go to their vet than pay these prices!

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Putting them out gives a better x-ray, if someone tells you they can do it cheaper and not knock them out, I would not use them.

$350 seems about normal for me, it takes a few x-rays to have everything done right.
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