- - Boarding
|Arksly ||04-10-2011 05:26 PM |
Would you pay more to board at a stable with an equine vet clinic on the property? If so, how much?
|MyLittleHunter ||04-10-2011 05:35 PM |
I definitely would. A quick response can mean the difference between life or death. As for how much more I would pay, it would depend on the location, experience and reputation of the vet(s), etc. Plus no barns in my area have this, so I have no idea how much more it normally is. lol
|AlexS ||04-10-2011 05:46 PM |
I think I would pay a bit more, but not much. While it would be a wonderful thing to have, you wouldn't use it that often.
It would certainly be a huge pull when choosing which stables to board at though.
|jethroish ||04-10-2011 06:43 PM |
If it were a "fresh out of vet school with little real world experience," maybe a little. At least I would not have to trailer the horses to the vet to get routine vacs and health papers.
|Cinder ||04-10-2011 07:05 PM |
I definitely would. Not in insane amount though. Maybe like 50 or so dollars a month and then if an emergency happens you'll cut the cost a certain amount?
|Shasta1981 ||04-11-2011 09:12 PM |
I definitely would too. Not sure how much though - $50 sounds about right.
|cebee ||04-11-2011 09:39 PM |
I would probably pay a bit more, if there were other 'perks' to go with it- ie, shots, coggins, etc. Just to have it on site, if there were no other advantages, I dont know. But then, I board at a barn that primarily trail rides. Maybe a barn with a lot of show horses, jumpers, or other situtaions that may incur more injuries would find it more of an advantage.
|equiniphile ||04-11-2011 10:10 PM |
I would. With all Excel's foot issues, not paying a farm call for our vet's 2-minute drive over would pay for itself!
|Poseidon ||04-12-2011 12:16 AM |
I would pay more. Not terribly more because I'm a poor college student, but it would be very helpful if needed. My vet is about an hour and a half away (there are no large animal vets in the immediate area. All of them are all about an hour or so away) and her farm call is $120 alone, so my vet bills add up fast.
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