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    Hello,

    I'm new here and I have just been ripped off by my vet.

    We have just been charged $87.40 for 20 500mg Amoxyclav (amoxycillin/clavulinic acid) tablets!! Thats just the price of the tablets, the consultation was another $61 on top of that.
    This is the exact same tablet that sells to humans under the name of Augment that can be bought from Chemist warehouse for $17 for 20 500mg tablets.. and that is for human grade medication.

    Can someone please tell me what's going on here and give me some kind of indication what they charge or have been charged for these simple antibiotic tablets?

    Thankyou

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    I paid $37.62 for 22 250mg juroclav tablets and $50 consultation.

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    Hi Benjixxx

    If you can get a human doctor to write your dog a script then you can take advantage of the PBS subsidy on medications at the pharmacy. Otherwise... that's what the full price looks like...

    I just paid
    $70 for consultation - tho followups are much cheaper
    and a total of $80 ish for antibiotics including two injections and 20 Tribrissen tablets

    And that was because a certain boarding kennel didn't clean my dog or her accommodation for four days straight. So she got all sorts of skin infections.

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    You are lucky you do not own 55kg-76kg newfies...............the price goes up by weight ( well the amount you need does)
    Pets are forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjixxx View Post
    Hello,

    I'm new here and I have just been ripped off by my vet.

    We have just been charged $87.40 for 20 500mg Amoxyclav (amoxycillin/clavulinic acid) tablets!! Thats just the price of the tablets, the consultation was another $61 on top of that.
    This is the exact same tablet that sells to humans under the name of Augment that can be bought from Chemist warehouse for $17 for 20 500mg tablets.. and that is for human grade medication.

    Can someone please tell me what's going on here and give me some kind of indication what they charge or have been charged for these simple antibiotic tablets?

    Thankyou
    You could say you've been ripped off by the vet...who hasn't.

    AMOXYCLAV TABLETS 500MG
    Chloe & Zorro
    Rottweilers and German Shepherds are Family

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogman View Post
    You could say you've been ripped off by the vet...who hasn't.

    AMOXYCLAV TABLETS 500MG
    I guess you got to look at 5 years hard study and a large HEX bill. If you set up your own practice look at the hardware like x-ray machines, surgical gear etc and the staff. If you have an emergency service you could be going all night. I have a friend who is often called out of bed in the middle of the night for emergencies. Then if you go on to specialise there is a lot more work. You could go up to eight years or so with out earning much.

    Yeah vets can charge depending on the area they are but often rents in more desirable locations are a lot higher too. My vets are well priced because the property and rents in the area are very cheap and they do not offer an emergency service.

    I just had a plumber out to fix a leaking pipe and that cost me $1000 dollars. A simple service on my 4WD OMG.

    I guess it is all reletive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    I guess you got to look at 5 years hard study and a large HEX bill. If you set up your own practice look at the hardware like x-ray machines, surgical gear etc and the staff. If you have an emergency service you could be going all night. I have a friend who is often called out of bed in the middle of the night for emergencies. Then if you go on to specialise there is a lot more work. You could go up to eight years or so with out earning much.

    Yeah vets can charge depending on the area they are but often rents in more desirable locations are a lot higher too. My vets are well priced because the property and rents in the area are very cheap and they do not offer an emergency service.

    I just had a plumber out to fix a leaking pipe and that cost me $1000 dollars. A simple service on my 4WD OMG.

    I guess it is all reletive.
    Still no excuse to rip people off...a vet once told me that some vets don't even like animals...they're just in in for the money.
    Chloe & Zorro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogman View Post
    Still no excuse to rip people off...a vet once told me that some vets don't even like animals...they're just in in for the money.
    But do they rip people off? You can only say that by sitting down and analysing the business and the service they provide and costing it all out. I mean we could all have gone to study to become vets and then we could treat our own animals but really would we want to go through that? It is a very long hard course.

    Yeah I have had bad vets and one that was just plain incompetent but on the whole those I have had dealings with like animals and work pretty hard. I remember one of my dogs got poisoned and the vet took her home on a drip and sat with her most of the night, he did this for several nights and I dont remember the bill being exorbitant. I have a friend who is a vet and years ago she always seems to have assorted animals on drips overnighting on occasion in her bathroom that she needed to monitor round the clock.

    I once dated a vet who was working at a busy practice and he was often on call after hours. I remember on several occassions being half way through dinner in a restaurant when an emergency came in and he had to rush off and occasionally there would be an animal in the bathroom.

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    You are paying for his consultation, assessment and treatment plan plus the prescription, the cost of the medicines is about $2.

    Yes, you have been charged a lot. But dogs do not have a prescription benefits scheme which makes this process for a human cheaper. It is subsidised.

    So either suck it up and quit whingeing
    or
    Get your butt to the GP and report: pain on passing urine, peeing more often, blood in urine and urine has a fishy smell and is darker. And get your PBS script for free.

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    Where are you located Benjixxx? Perhaps other members can suggest other vets to you?

    I had my boy demanned 2 weeks ago. My usual vet wanted $430 but I got it done 2 minutes up the road for $200 (and I felt the care was better there). Consultations at the new vet are only $45. The desexing was, I guess, a trial of whether I wanted to change vets or not, but I've decided to do it... with two big(ish) dogs, one of whom is a senior with mild heart issues, the costs add up.

    Cheers,
    Gen Y

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