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Posted by shocker on April 27, 2003 at 12:21:57:
In Reply to: Is she going to make it?? posted by Engloid on April 27, 2003 at 10:30:06:
i read in another forum that someone also paid $400 for ear abscess removal, and people were replying saying how crazy that price is. perhaps you two went to the same vet? ear abscess removal is a simple procedure and many people do it on their own, although i would be to squeamish to make an incision near my turtle's head.
:I have never encountered this, so I can't speak for the price of the vet work at all. Odds are, the price hasn't gone from $85 to 400 due to inflation since Linda had it done.
:In any case, most vets care more about the animal than the money, and if they know you can't afford lump sum, they will allow payments. Many will require their expenses paid up front (medicines, etc), then payments for the rest. That way they know that at most they will lose their time.
:Based on this, I'd say the same as Linda...find another vet. Just call and ask them what they charge to do the work, and maybe you can avoid another visit just to diagnose the problem.