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    I'm in Tasmania Hachna Vet is Peter DeBoer, he's fantastic.

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    Given the extencive medical knowledge in my family I always talk with them before going to the vet. I trust the vet that I see now, he is expensive but good. When he tells me that I need to do tests then I pay for them. Another vet at the same place... well I dont get on with her. She is the kind of vet that would tell you to do hundreds of dollars of tests on something small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    I'm in Tasmania Hachna Vet is Peter DeBoer, he's fantastic.
    Well i can see why I have always wanted to live in Tasmania!!
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    I trust my vet, and they trust me - if i am worried about something they will do what is needed to fix the problem

    And yes, i will seek a second opinion, but do always talk about it with my vet, they are great and have no problem with me going elsewhere for more advice, I had one time when Atlas was a puppy and was throwing up everynight, my vet said he was at a loss, told me to go and see someone else.

    We sorted out the problem and i was free to go back to my normal vet

    I will use another vet it i cant get into my vets, but they are usually great with me and slip me in when needed

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    If I'm worried about the cost, I ask if it's necessary.

    Some people will spend all they have on their pets. Some vets just tell customers what they want to hear.

    I think the $400 vet was being honest. But you could have asked for a probablility ie how likely is it that it is "something" and how likely is it "nothing" eg that's what your co-workers gave you. The other thing you could asked for is other options like is there a cheaper option - like wait and see. If it's something what will happen. It would be nice if the vet would automatically offer all the options but most don't.

    For $400 - you think they could just remove the lump and that would be end of story.
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    My local vet had a couple of really good, genuine vets, but they have both left. I used to feel very comfortable taking my dogs there and they would always tell me about the cheaper option, ie using human drugs or whatever. I trusted them completely. I have seen this new vet a couple of times now and I feel like I get more information on google than I do from him. It's a real let down for me because it takes so long to find a decent vet and now I feel like I have to start searching again.

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    I have visited a couple of vets...some are good...some are more like car mechanics to be honest! We have a very expensive vet here and I have to be honest...they are not the best ones. Then we have a local to us vet and one of the vets there is a Staffy person. Their consultations cost a lot less than the expensive one.

    If my dogs had to have something extensive done...yes I would ask for a second opinion UNLESS it was an emergency and had to be dealt with immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post

    For $400 - you think they could just remove the lump and that would be end of story.
    Exactly!
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    $400 is nothing. Try paying $3500. But it was worth it. We still have Boss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    $400 is nothing. Try paying $3500. But it was worth it. We still have Boss
    What was that for though? Life saving surgery?
    Lady's growth wasn't an emergency do or die.
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