Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Everyone replying please bare in mind that the OP is in the UK. Here there are far stricter laws about what drugs a vet can give and what an owner can give. Infact the vast majority of drugs have to be administered by a vet.
To the OP. I had a similar bill for similar work and yes I had to take the horse in to them. My vet in north wales sticks it on the bill and we pay it as we can.
His work also had to be done at a vet hospital, my vet said If they intend to draw blood in the mouth (which pulling a tooth will do) then legaly it has to be done at the vet practice, It is also generaly done under extreme sedation (pride couldnt even hold his own head up properly, had to get a stand to restit on).
Reeco had an accident recently and required stitching up. That had to be paid upfront (different vet as pony was in hull) as it was less then my insurance excess. However they did say that had the bill been over the excess, I could prove I had insurance and I wasnt with E&L (i'm with Petplan) then they would have accepted the payment to the value of my excess and claimed the rest directly from the insurance company.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT
Last edited by faye; 09-10-2011 at 12:34 AM.