So I have an appointment with the vet to come out to float Moose's teeth and remove his wolf teeth. She came out a few weeks ago to do his rabies and do a check up. This was my first time using this new vet and I wasn't all too pleased with the service. The vet was very blunt and dry with her words and didn't explain things all too well but she got everything done that I asked. I was thinking about switching vets since I wasn't too pleased with her but I figured she only needs to come out once a year for shots, she got everything done like I had asked; and I have heard that she is a pretty good vet from other people I know.
Now, when she did the check up she looked over his teeth and said they need to be floated. They aren't terrible but should be done and he definitely needs his wolf teeth removed as I know it is causing discomfort when I ride him with a bit.
I was talking to the BM today and I told him that the vet's office is charging me about $250 to come out and have his teeth floated and wolf teeth removed.
Call out charge: $50
Wolf teeth removed: $30 per tooth so $30x 2= $60
Power Floating: $90
My BM was appalled at the price! The barn has an equine dentist come out once a year for the boarders to have there horses teeth done but I missed him this year. Now is this price ridiculous? My last two horses didn't need there teeth done so I'm not familiar with what power floating goes for....
I'm in New York and my BM told me to shop around for a better price because 1. $250 is super expensive (according to what he usually pays) and 2. He told me to never let the vet do floatings because they try to up the price extensively and they don't even teach them how to float teeth properly in vet school. *shrugs*
He has an Equine Dentist come out and he told me he has never seen the guy charge more then $75 and doesn't sedate the horses.
Anybody from New York out there? Opinions? I mean I think $250 is pretty steep of a price to have teeth done but then again I've never had to get any of my horses done so I'm pretty clueless on this subject.