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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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Cheap Vet?
alasol 10:12 pm 26 Jan 11

We have used vets in canberra for over 30 years and have found the fadden vet is the greatest, malcolm and his crew are very sensetive. Our family has had experiance with calwell (all creatures) they botched it big time for our daughter. Treated a semi minor condition only to have the poor amimal put down some weeks later with cancer ($600 for his suffering). We also found they were very expencive.

LSWCHP 8:56 pm 26 Jan 11

Cordelia said :

CanberraQueen said :

I am a mummy to two beautiful dogs and am happy to pay whatever the cost to ensure they live a long, healthy life. I take my babies to the animal hospital in Fyshwick, however, a simple google search will assist you – try to find a vet near where you live in case you ever have to rush your baby over to them in an emergency. Goodluck!

If, on the other hand, you take a still-loving but more pragmatic and less bogan approach to your pets, there’s Peter Burgess in Limestone Ave. Farmer, heart of gold, will tell you if you are spending too much money and when it’s time to let the animal go. Moderate standard charges.

+1 for Peter Burgess. He is an honest, kind, decent and gentle man, and a fair-dinkum bloke. I can’t praise him highly enough.

sepi 8:14 pm 26 Jan 11

ps – you can do worming tablets yourself with pills from the supermarket – no need to pay extra for that.

sepi 8:12 pm 26 Jan 11

we’re boycotting canberra vet hospital too. staff there are taught to upsell medical tests and expensive food and medications.

vets are like hairdressers – cheap and cheerfull, or wallet grabbers.

try peter burgess on limestone ave for the cheap end.

Cordelia 7:09 pm 26 Jan 11

CanberraQueen said :

I am a mummy to two beautiful dogs and am happy to pay whatever the cost to ensure they live a long, healthy life. I take my babies to the animal hospital in Fyshwick, however, a simple google search will assist you – try to find a vet near where you live in case you ever have to rush your baby over to them in an emergency. Goodluck!

If, on the other hand, you take a still-loving but more pragmatic and less bogan approach to your pets, there’s Peter Burgess in Limestone Ave. Farmer, heart of gold, will tell you if you are spending too much money and when it’s time to let the animal go. Moderate standard charges.

Alien Fiend 7:00 pm 26 Jan 11

Brianna – please stop recommending Jan – she has to be the region’s best kept vet secret, and I for one object to the thought of having to wait more that 5 mins to have my hound dog seen to.

JessP 4:20 pm 26 Jan 11

+1 for Jane Spate at Hall

Hells_Bells74 4:02 pm 26 Jan 11

In regards to Jan Spate; she will only desex male dogs. Well, certainly when we checked mid last year.

Brianna 12:06 pm 26 Jan 11

Jan Spate at Hall.

miz 11:35 am 26 Jan 11

Vets at Fadden shops (Tuggeranong Veterinary Hosp) and Calwell (All Creatures) are both reasonably priced and very friendly.

However, I suggest avoiding Canberra Veterinary Hospital. A work colleague has been regaling us with ongoing episodes about a series of rip offs she has recently experienced there, including months of unnecessary physio on her dog, being massively overcharged (over $100) for medication, and not giving refunds even after acknowledging overcharging her (they would only ‘credit’ her account, which she will never use as she has changed vets in disgust).

Jethro 11:10 am 26 Jan 11

Responsibly owning a pet is a very expensive exercise. Vet bills unfortunately do not come cheap. After factoring in de-sexing, microchipping, shots, worming and illness, our new pooch cost us over $1000 in vet bills in the first 12 months we had him. Not that I’m complaining too much. A good pet will bring you lots of joy.

dvaey 11:08 am 26 Jan 11

You might find that even though the RSPCA doesnt accept ‘public customers’ you may be able to get some sort of subsidy from them for the desexing, shots and microchip. If you’re on a low income, you may find you get concessions from various places, such as vet services or microchip registration. Alternatively, as others have suggested, most vets will charge around the same so find one you like rather than one who might save you a couple of bucks. You might even find some vets will allow you to make a payment plan for your pups treatment so the up-front cost isnt so high.

Personally we use the Woden Weston vet hospital near Weston Creek, and would always recommend them. Searches on RiotACT will show many threads avout finding a good vet, even as recently as 3 weeks ago here

dusty 10:43 am 26 Jan 11

cheap ?? ha ha good try
Welcome to Dog World

burkes08 10:38 am 26 Jan 11

I think you will find they are all about the same for public customers.

Where did you get the puppy from?

CanberraQueen 10:32 am 26 Jan 11

Hi there, don’t think there’s such a thing as ‘a cheap vet’ in the ACT, however, perhaps you should be looking for the best vet in the ACT rather than the cheapest? Your new puppy deserves the best start in life, which means you need to secure a great vet to look after him/her to ensure he/she has all her appropriate vaccinations. I am a mummy to two beautiful dogs and am happy to pay whatever the cost to ensure they live a long, healthy life. I take my babies to the animal hospital in Fyshwick, however, a simple google search will assist you – try to find a vet near where you live in case you ever have to rush your baby over to them in an emergency. Goodluck!

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