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Kettlerr
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Vet Bills

Post by Kettlerr » April 24th, 2011, 4:24 pm

What are you guys generally paying when you take a snake to a vet?

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Re: Vet Bills

Post by btskanks » April 24th, 2011, 4:53 pm

It depends on so much, least, for a virdis with an infection-$75 to 4x that for a sic retic >12 ft. many vets add an "exotics fee" for all herps!Ron

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Biker Dave
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Post by Biker Dave » April 24th, 2011, 5:25 pm

Depends on the vet and the malady. Out here in AZ I take mine to Dr Kevin Wright and Dr Jay Johnson at Arizona Exotic Animal and he charges $54 for a visit, plus any extras (drugs, x-rays ,etc). They makes house calls too if your herp is too big to transport!

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Post by Kettlerr » April 24th, 2011, 7:05 pm

I just asked because my grandfather said when he collected snakes as a boy the vets didn't charge anything to treat a snake because they were really happy to see something unusual, I guess those days are gone lol

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Post by Gyri » April 24th, 2011, 7:58 pm

Some vets charge different rates for "wildlife" than for pets. When I bring one of my captives to the vet the visit is $60 plus whatever meds and treatment is required. My vet charges half the visit fee for wild animals, such as the endangered snake I brought in that had been badly injured in bird netting around a fruit tree.

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Post by Paul White » April 24th, 2011, 8:28 pm

60ish sounds right to me, for a basic visit, but I don't take many in. There's not any great vets around one, one decent one I've found...although she couldn't save 2 of the animals I took in (an old savanna and a kingsnake with lesions in the stomach).

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Post by ElliotH » April 25th, 2011, 7:01 am

When I live out in Utah I ended up paying around a total of 50 bucks for the visit and the meds for my Ball Python. After that first visit any call about a respiratory infection ended up with me getting the snake weighed, picking up the meds and doing the injections myself for around 30-35 bucks. Haven't had to visit a vet here, but up in NY for a retained eyecap (when I just got into snakes) cost me around $75! Of course there were no exotic vets in my area, so they charged as high as they wanted.

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Post by joeysgreen » April 26th, 2011, 4:41 am

You have Dr. Wright at your disposal? Consider yourself blessed, he is a wonderfull doctor. You could say I'm a fan - he's often on the VIN and has an outdated but still leading Amphibian Medicine text.

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Re: Vet Bills

Post by Biker Dave » April 26th, 2011, 8:16 pm

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You have Dr. Wright at your disposal? Consider yourself blessed, he is a wonderfull doctor. You could say I'm a fan - he's often on the VIN and has an outdated but still leading Amphibian Medicine text.

Ian


Ian

I agree. We are blessed here in the Phoenix area. Dr Wright is a great doctor as well as a great person.

Dave

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