|Originally posted by ddestes
Plus, something is wrong when one vet charges $16 for a regular office visit and the next one charges $60.
Not necessarily wrong, just different.
Our old vet charged about $30 a visit but we didn't care for them.
We tried a vet that charged $20. I wished I'd just sent them $100 and not gone, I would have been happier. They were totally out of date, they told me on the phone they could do this or that and then spent 20 minutes arguing with me, it was dirty and uncomfortable. They did not treat my animals the way I would like.
Another vet we tried charged like $40. They were ok. Nice office, good mannerisms with the animal, but nothing special.
Our vet charges $60. And I'd pay him twice that. He will spend as much time as he needs with you. When we went with our pup he spent at least an hour with us talking about all the concerns we had. He is a holistic vet and has spent much more time in schooling and updating his knowledge than some others might. He is a certified clinical nutritionist, he has studied under my favorite vet, he is an acupuncturist, the list could go on and on. The staff is wonderful. He does free phone consults, no charge on vaccination visits, no charge for homeopathic remdies with vaccines. And he is wonderful with animals!
Just because one vet charges less and one vet more doesn't mean one is ripping you off. Look at their qualifications, what they do to keep current, how much time they spend with you etc etc.