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Old 03-22-2008, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We are getting a group of rescues shipped to us, probably early this next week. The normal vet we use is quite good... but will break the bank if we were to show up with 5 dogs needing spay. I honestly have not done this enough to have a good feeling what is a good price and what is on the high side. I'm wondering for those of you which have had a dog spayed recently, if you could tell me how much you paid which will help me better evaluate what I should be trying to find.

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Old 03-22-2008, 04:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Steve ~

How old are they?

A few months ago, senior Sassy had a spay, dental, tumor removal, complete senior blood work,
and pain meds. This cost rescue $286.

My vet is a huge fan of rescue. He left out many charges.

I do know this would have cost us MUCH more.

I am sooo fortunate to have Dr. Greek.

I will contact him. Perhaps he knows a vet, in your area, who cares as much.

It may be a couple days, but I'll let you know.
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Karli was spayed last May. Here's a breakdown of her charges:

Ovariohysterectomy $103.90
Laser Surgery Option (so she would heal quicker) $55.60
Isoflurane (Anesthesia) $55.60
Torbutrol (Pain Med.) $20.45
Basic Pre-Surgery Lab Profile $56.68
Microchip $65.26

Total: $358.05 with microchip



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Old 03-22-2008, 05:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Kadie was spayed 2 months ago and her bill came up to $440. And that was AFTER getting a 20% discount because I took her in on a designated spaying day. The $440 only included anything to do with the actual spay. (no tooth pulling, microchip, etc).
But I think my vet's costs are on the high side.....
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I don't remember the exact cost but I remember it was a tad bit less than $300.00 and it included the microchip, pain meds, IV, a few teeth removed and no blood work.
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Sophie was spayed on Feb. 4th this year at 5 months old. Here is a breakdown of the bill.

Ovariohysterectomy $65.00
Anesethesia $40.00
Antiobiotics $7.50
Micro Chip $60.00
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Total $172.50

He also pulled a few baby teeth, but no charge was added for that.

We are in Quartzsite, AZ with a wonderful vet that practices here year round. He is a very caring person who is semi-retired and loves these little ones.

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Old 03-22-2008, 07:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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$300-400.

Many vets will work with you on rescues (especially if you are doing multiple dogs). The other thing to do is talk to the local shelters about getting spay vouchers. Many places also have low-cost spay/neuter in conjunction with shelters (here it is called Rover and they are mobile).
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi Steve,

My vet in Sedona said $150 - $180 for Carly's spay, and, as a curiosity when I called your vet in Scottsdale, sometime ago, to clarify something about Carly's shots, I aksed them how much they charge. They said $400 - $600 and when I said 'wow, that so much more than I was quoted in Sedona' they replied that she might need fluids etc. I'm all for doing everything that is needed during surgery, but at $420 for fluids, they'd better be gold!

I guess Scottsdale is an expensive place so therefor the cost on veterinary care is higher.

Do you want to take a long drive with lots of dogs? I might be able to help out somehow.
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't know the break down of the bill.. but Zoey's spay last Monday was $120.. and this is in LA ... Lower Alabama that is... :P
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi Steve,

My vet in Sedona said $150 - $180 for Carly's spay, and, as a curiosity when I called your vet in Scottsdale, sometime ago, to clarify something about Carly's shots, I aksed them how much they charge. They said $400 - $600 and when I said 'wow, that so much more than I was quoted in Sedona' they replied that she might need fluids etc. I'm all for doing everything that is needed during surgery, but at $420 for fluids, they'd better be gold!

I guess Scottsdale is an expensive place so therefor the cost on veterinary care is higher.

Do you want to take a long drive with lots of dogs? I might be able to help out somehow.[/B]
Yea, you have got that right Lynn. Mary has said that the vet bills here are the most expensive she has seen from around the country.
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