I agree that emergency vet's do charge extra, but if my dog is in need of EMERGENCY care than no price is too big. I would take my own child to an Emergency room knowing that it will cost more than a regular doctors visit. So i would do the same for my dog. But i do agree its scary when you have to go, you just know that bill is going to be big!!!
Juleih Thanks! I agree! An emergency clinic is just that. For after hour emerency's. People go to the emergency room all the time. Yes it costs more. If the person dies however does that mean you don't have to pay the bill? Of course not! You still owe no matter what. It's the same thing at an animal emergency clinic. As dreadful as these places may seem, they will do all they can to save a life.
Also thatís the part of being a pet owner. Take the bad with the good. None of us like the vet bills but its something that has to and needs to be paid for. I think when most of us get puppies or an older dog that is one of the first things that comes to mind. Having a animals is a never ending cost, but worth it. I had a emergency vet stop my Doberman from bleeding to death. Every penny or should i say every $$$ spent was worth it.If there was no Emergency vet around, i would hate to think what could have happend to him
***Edited By: julieh on 4/25/2005 5:09:41 PM*** Reason: .
My vet is the best vet over. I go to school with their son, and know them personally. Someday, I plan to work for them. I trust my vet with Shadow's life. An emergencey clinic is right next door from the regular vet. Yes, NOT a rip-off. It's more money because it's an emergencey, to save your pet's life.
i have to agree. the prices are higher because of the round the clock service they provide. could you imagine if your pet had an emergency in the middle of the night and you had no place to take them for help? sometimes even the best vets cannot save the animal . but i do believe that they do everything in their power to try. i thank god that there is a place that i can go with my pets in an emergency . we cant guarentee that they will only have problems during normal business hours. and yes the prices are higher and yes i will pay them if the need ever arises. and god forbid if an emergency ever comes and they dont survive at least i know that i did what i could by getting them to emergency . because i love my babies and you do whatever it takes if the need ever arises, REGARDLESS of the cost.