Posted: 1/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have had pets all my life and never walked into a position were I have been so taken. I had a sick cat that would not eat, so I took her into the Dublin Veterinary Hospital to see what may be wrong. The doctor on duty checked over our cat and explained that they were going to need to do some testing on our cat to find the problem and that she was very sick?they took the cat in the back and told us they were going to work up a quote. When they returned, the quote was $625.00 for testing only! We agreed and were hoping that our cat was in good hands. I made a call that night and was told by the Vet that we could pick up our cat. When we arrived, we found a bill for $625.00 which we were already expecting, but we were told that we needed to take our cat to an all night Vet facility, which we were not expecting, they also explained that they were going to ask us to do more testing. At the time not all of the tests were in and we were asked to do further testing and spend more money.
The next morning we were told that they would like to more testing that would cost us another $675.00. I explained that we could not afford to spend any more money seeing were this was going. We explained that we could not spend any more money seeing how there were no answers. The doctor gave us an antibiotic and said that we could try this and hope for the best.
Here we are, weeks later and the cat is fine with no explanation for what happened. It seems that the Dublin Veterinary Hospital gave our cat every test that they could do in house. Either way be weary if the initial testing automatically comes to 625.00 to determine what the problem is. In most cases that I have been involved in with cats, the Vet may run a few vital tests depending on the problem, not everything they can make a profit off all at once with out seeing any results first!