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Cheap Vet?

By bridgetwitch - 26 January 2011 22

Hi there Rioters!!!

Can anyone recommend a cheap Vet in Canberra? I need to take my new puppy in for his shots and desexing – RSPCA is not accepting public customers….

Many thanks!

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Brucer 8:45 am 17 Aug 11

Owning and loving a pet doesn’t mean you have to submit to being ripped off. We recently took our dog to a popular Calwell vet for an eye problem. Part of the treatment involved a tube of ointment that was $28 on the bill but we found the exact same brand/product in the local chemist for $8. I presume the same markup must apply across the board. They rely on the fact that loving pet owners will never say no and never balk at the cost of any treatment, and if you do they lay on a guilt trip, as if pet owners should all have bottomless wallets. Those who preach “if you love your pet, no cost is too high…” are the reason vets get away with gouging.

Lin 11:29 am 28 Jan 11

I called around for a friend who needed her dog desexed once and found Inner North Veterinary Hospital in Ijong Street Braddon the cheapest and cheaper than RSPCA even. Mind you, I only called Inner North vets, I think. I took her dog to a guy there once when he had an eye problem and he seemed good value.

I assume by Vet Hospital, you mean the one on Northbourne? Never really had an issue with them or them trying to sell me stuff I didn’t need, personally. They probably wouldn’t be my first choice of vet, but they’re close to home and it’s usually easy to get an appointment.

I used to really like the Fyshwick practice too. There are some really good vets there, but I doubt they’re cheap.

Just for desexing and shots and stuff, you don’t need a whizbang vet though.

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