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How much does it cost for an annual check up in your area?

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How much does it cost for an annual check up in your area?
  • How much does it cost for an annual check up for your dog(s) in your area? I just want to see what the average cost for a regular annual check up.
  • I'm in Toronto and a regular office visit is $52 + whatever tests you want done. However, if you're going in for an exam that includes vaccinations, the $52 fee is waived and you just pay for vaccinations, the stool sample, etc. The first complete visit I brought Louise to included an ear swab, stool sample, and medication and that cost about $85 or so.
  • I do a complete senior dog check on two of my dogs, and it runs me about $150.  More if I need them to have rabies vax, since I never do that shot at the same visit. 
    For the younger dogs, it's about $80.
    We always do fecal flotation and urinalysis, too.
  • Around here the exam itself costs $50, and each shot costs extra.  Usually by the end of the exam we've worked our way up to $100+
  • The vets in my area are VERY expensive. My friend was quoted $350 to neuter a shih-tzu! Luckily, i have found the best vet around my area. He is an old country vet...i used to work for him. An office visit is $35...and then everything else is extra. He waives the office visit fee too though, if it's a yearly checkup. I got Wyatt neutered, nails trimmed, and a bordatella there for $150!!
  • My husband is military..so we can go to Military Vets on base. The one I go to is $2 for "user fee" $10 if you see a Vet (you have an opition of seeing just the Tech for shots/etc). So after my dogs shot, Frontline Plus and Heatguard (for that month) I pay about $35.
     
    Only bad thing is, Military vets usually don't do any major emergencies or surgeries. [:'(]
  • Romeo just had his annual this past Saturday for a grand total of $379.00 which included: office visit, titers, 3 yrs rabies vac, blood work, urine, and fecal
     
    Oh yeah, I had forgotten it also include heartworm test.
  • It's $39 for a vet visit and then the "per" charges for each actual procedure. As far as the "annual stuff" this is just off the top of my head, but I think it is $69 for an immunization titer, $129 for full blood panel, and $30 something for urinalysis.  I know our old vet was $49 for a vet visit, $129 for a titer, and $50 for urinalysis.
  • I just had two rescues done - $65 for the basics, plus they had to have some remedial work done which I wouldn't count in a normal annual.  Plus $20 for the bloodwork I normally have done.

    My seniors get the complete $40 bloodwork so their physicals run me about $120 altogether.

    My vet rocks.  I'm going to be so sad to change - I know prices are much worse out this way.
  • Exam - $40
    HW test - $30
    Fecal test - $20

    I don't do much else for them annually.  I give rabies ($10) and DHPP ($13) every 3 yrs.  Once they hit 7, I do bloodwork every year, but right now everyone is under that.
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    The vets in my area are VERY expensive. My friend was quoted $350 to neuter a shih-tzu! Luckily, i have found the best vet around my area. He is an old country vet...i used to work for him. An office visit is $35...and then everything else is extra. He waives the office visit fee too though, if it's a yearly checkup. I got Wyatt neutered, nails trimmed, and a bordatella there for $150!!


    Before I knew Xerxes was going to show, I got an estimate on the neutering.  $496!!!!  I would have gone through SPAY, Inc. but I definitely wanted a Vet with experience with sighthounds.
  • Our vet works for the local shelter and is pretty cheap compared to others in the area.$25 for an office visit $7.50 for rabies $10 for urine/fecal $30 for HW test $87 for spay $67 for neuter.Blood tests are more because they dont have a lab and send them to the local hospital.He also will see up to 3 dogs for the office visit fee.When my oldest dog had a stroke he kept him at his house in his litchen for 2 days and charged me a 10$ hospitalization fee!
  • Like RupsMom, my DH is military, so we go to the vet on base. There's no exam fee, just the $2 user fee. I paid $24 last week for Loki's rabies and distemper shots. I get their Heartguard there, but I buy flea medicine on dog.com, because it's much cheaper.
     
    The downsides are no emergency service and it can take a long time to get an appointment. The vet is nice, but it's not really personalized service. Someday I hope to find a good family vet when we settle down (after DH retires.)
  • Well, we don't have to pay for just an exam, we pay for the shots and all of that, but they don't charge an office fee. I've got some of the papers from the Vet, and here's what everything costs--

       Rabies vaccination-$28
       DHPP- $15
       Fecal exam- $15
      Heartworm anitigen test- $26
      Heartgard tablet(1 year)- $68
     

    Then we had to pay about $115 for the spay, which is pretty reasonable, I think.

    This year's vet visit cost me about $200 I think.
  • Well, we took both dogs to the vet about 2 weeks ago, and it came out to about $265.  Charlie had to get the distemper shot(he had his rabbies a year ago, and it is 3 year.  He also had a blood test for heartworm.  Lily had a checkup and blood test for heartworm.  This also included six months for both pups of interceptor.  What I liked most about this particular vet was that she spent a lot of time with us, even my hubby said that. (Actually, that was the first thing he said!)  She also, knew a lot about dog nutrition-she feeds her dogs holistic.  When I think back to my old vets in Chicago, they never asked what kind of dog food you fed the animals or spent any time with you, plus they did the heartworm test while we were there, and we knew that they were neg. by the time we left.  It's a lot better than having to go home and wait for the call.  If anyone lives in Indy, I would hands down recommend this vet.