As most of you should know by now, I have a four year old cryptorchid QH stallion that I am planning on gelding sometime within the next few weeks.
My current dilemma, though, is vets. See, I don't have a lot of money, and I'm only barely being paid $200 a week with my job (but at least it's a job). In addition to needing to get my boy gelded, I've got White Line Disease to batte in all three of my horses hooves and have been trying to save up to buy my gelding a saddle that fits him.
Of course, my priorities are getting my stallion gelded and getting rid of WLD. The saddle can wait.
There are wo vets out here who do cryptorchid gelding procedures that don't cost an arm and a leg.
Here's my dilemma:
VET A: Vet A is the vet I've used for the past four years. I adore him and really respect and trust him. He's been great with my horses and is an exceptional vet. However, the Animal Hospital where he works seems to have trouble keeping records of what animals they treat and what they've done to said animals. I don't know if it was a one-time deal or not, but the clinic has had that issue before where they lost all their records. Also, to get my boy gelded by them is going to cost me probably up near $500.
VET B: Vet B is the vet I used to use and used for probably about eight or nine years. He's the one who gelded my boy Dakota. However, after having several issues with him regarding my horses and hearing some things about him, I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him even though several of my friends and family members use and trust him with their animals. However, if I did use him to geld my crypt. Stallion, it would be $150-$200 dollars less than if I used my regular vet.
I'm just not sure which vet to use. Money is tight, but should I go against my own personal feelings to use the cheaper vet? I know that part of my dislike of Vet B is because I don't quite trust him (he lets people buy restricted medication from him without even seeing their animals)... but...
I'm just not sure... can anyone give me some guidance here...?