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post #11 of 21 Old 07-05-2008, 02:07 PM
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Vida your vet must be rather cheap. I have had 600 dolllar vet bills on one horse and 200 dollar for my dogs shots.
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post #12 of 21 Old 07-05-2008, 03:20 PM
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I only paid $40 when I had a farrier who floated teeth. That was with no sedation but still....
I guess I need to be really nice to my Vet He is an older (my age) country vet in a practice with 3 other really old guys that have been there for 50 years or better. They probably have very little overhead.

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post #13 of 21 Old 07-05-2008, 05:22 PM
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It's something I had initially thought but didn't mention it.I have never been in this situation but you didn't approve of what was done. So technically if something is done without your consent to your horse of all things, it's their problem to cover the cost. Having said that tho, the bill is now going to be under your name at the vet clinic so...leaving it unpaid would not be the best option.
The horse community is small so who knows when it's going to come back and bite you in the butt.
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post #14 of 21 Old 07-05-2008, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Should I call the vet clinic and say these things weren't approved of? I would LOVE to not have to pay this stupid bill... but hey.

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post #15 of 21 Old 07-05-2008, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
Should I call the vet clinic and say these things weren't approved of? I would LOVE to not have to pay this stupid bill... but hey.
Very difficult situation no doubt.
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post #16 of 21 Old 07-06-2008, 12:39 AM
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my last vet bill was under 40 bucks and a home cooked meal.....and yes that is a little high for flaoting teeth...i would call your vet......we have my father in law ponies moving over here this month i've informed him that we will have a vet over here the day those ponies come here due to lac of vet care and farrier care they've had in the last 2 years....i also informed him that i would pay half the cost of the vet visit
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post #17 of 21 Old 07-08-2008, 01:37 AM
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Well Allie, you already know how i feel from talkin to you over that chat but for the heck of it i will give my 2 cents yet again.

I am furious about the hole situation and that the BO fed(or attempted to feed) your horse straw. I believe you should of ripped that BO's daughter a new one AND told her "daddy" that if that girl wasnt straightened out, you would leave. I would also inform the BO that you did NOT give permission to anyone, to give maia the 4 way evaccuations. I would threaten the BO that you will leave the barn and you will not recommend ANY of your friends to his barn.

I seriously would of ripped both the BO and his daughter (who gave you attitude and yelled at you) a new one. Allie you shouldnt deal with people like that, they will walk all over you!

Allie you seriously need to straighten them out, Maia is YOUR horse NOT theirs! they need to listen to YOU!!! not the other way around!

well thats all i will say lol, i am gettin to boiled and need to cool off........


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post #18 of 21 Old 07-08-2008, 01:51 AM
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That's the right price for floating that I've heard of (and had done in these parts). It's always a good idea to be there with the vet anyway, so you know exactly what is going on with your horse. So maybe a good lesson learned in that way?

Did the vet say something to convince the BO it needed done? The vet should have had records about the 4 way shot though and not given it again.

Do you have the option of moving? If your BO is doing this now, it's just going to keep happen? What happens is the next thing they approve is really dangerous for your horse?

Call the vet - tell them they made a mistake giving the 4 way shot and ask him if they aren't consulting their records prior to vet visits. I think that would almost make me more mad! Your horse's health is in their hands. They should be right on top of that!
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post #19 of 21 Old 07-08-2008, 08:25 AM
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Vets... wow... money... I hate that.. horse gets booboo and cell phone comes out of pocket, ALWAYS when bills are near time to pay or overdue... I talk to receptionist and all I see are $$$$$$$$$

And i look at poor pitiful horse and I say... Come......

Vet makes it better and then that silly white piece of paper comes in the mail... the one with the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$....

Sniff.... And I look at poor pitiful horse with big brown eyes and I pay it... BUT... I CALLED THE VET AND I SAID TREAT... not some BO... that would make me way super man... Glad you are moving barns....

If it makes you feel any better, My float bill was like $200 because I have a $75 farm call because I changed vets.... I went from a $25 farm call to a $75 farm call... I went from a $25 emergency fee to a $75 emergency fee, but I'm happier now....

And... Last summer my vet bill was $6,000.00 feel any better???? No? I will put a jar up at 7/11... I don't think people will fill it but I'll put a jar up for you... I waited to long to post and there are no more cookies and I really want a cookie....
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post #20 of 21 Old 07-08-2008, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
Should I call the vet clinic and say these things weren't approved of? I would LOVE to not have to pay this stupid bill... but hey.
you could call them, explain the situation, and ask if there is any way to adjust it - take off a trip charge, knock down this or that etc. etc. the worst they could say is "no".

did you ever get Maia settled into her new place?

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