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Average cost of consultation for any vet n uk or even just the midlands?

Discussion in 'Health & Illness' started by Squeaky_Ewok, Feb 17, 2013.

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    Squeaky_Ewok *Photo Competition Winner*

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    Hello Just a question really quickly my pigs dont need togo to the vet touch wood and hopefully wont have to for a long time touch wood haha but I was just wondering for days now if anyone could give me a quick estimate for a normal consultation would cost? :S for two pigs?
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    I paid £26 pounds for one guinea pig last week with suspected uti.
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    a consultation for a guinea pig is just over £16 at my vets (in penkridge)
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    £29 for me down south.... If you take both pigs together it'll be one consultation charge xx
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    It depends on where you go. Yesterday I went to our local vets (not exotic) who were very good, and paid £19 for consultation, antibiotics and metacam.
    Have been charged about £35 for a similar thing at a slightly more exotic vets.
    Have also tried another exotics vets and it is £45 for a consultation alone. x
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    The best thing to do is register with a vet based on their experience of treating pigs, and ask them.

    When it comes to vets who know what they're doing, you will usually pay more for a specialist.

    My usual vet for my dog, a consult fee is £25 something. My usual pig vet is £33.95, another vet I've used where I've seen a specialist is £41 and I've seen another specialist (a name known all over the world) for £116 for an initial visit then £98 a visit after that.
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    i consider my vets to know what they are doing but there costs are really good. i also think it depends on the area you live in too.
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    last week i paid 21.16 for a small pet consult
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    Last week I paid £27. that was for an initial consult, a course of baytril and 30 steroid tablets as well as a follow up.
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    Average in the mids is probably £25-30, depending on the vets or the exact location. All areas and vets will differ. Best to ring and ask. (make sure you explain its for a guinea pig, as usually small pets will have a cheaper rate) Any medications or treatments will be added onto the bill also if your piggies need any.

    x
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    £17.40 for a thorough check up - £26 for 3 to have a full M.O.T - my vet charges for the time spent - meds are very reasonable too - we are in Wiltshire
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    In Liverpool I paid £19 for a non exotics vet.. and at the exotics it's about £25.. but repeat visits as follow ups are about half price for 1 month. But the meds usually rack up the price so it feels like I'm always paying about £35 a pop.
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