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post #11 of 13 Old 04-27-2016, 06:18 PM
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I think I see where the OP is coming from.

It sounds like she's looking at it like the vet didn't do the job right the first time, so had to come out and fix it the next day. In that case, I think not being charged for the farm call would be expected, as it was the vet's mess up that required them to come out again.

However, it's sounds like it wasn't an issue with what the vet did, but more that the OP's filly wasn't cleared up on the first visit as thought, so another visit was needed. In that case, I would expect to be charged for the second visit.
I also see where the Op is coming from, but that is treading a thin line, taking the stance the vet failed to do his job correctly, thus called back, as any trades person would be, when a tap might still be leaking, LOL!
I paid a bill where I most likley could have chellenged it, but instead just never used that vet again
Happened when I was in the hospital with 6 broken ribs, and hubby was feeding the horses instead, one winter. He noticed the one filly was off feed and had one nostril that was running
He called avet, who decided she might have strangles, although no strangles was in the area, nor had our horses been anywhere. He thus placed her on excenel
Next day, I was home, and since hubby had never given an IM shot before, had him bring her to the back door, so I could do it.
I was alarmed when I saw her, as she looked very depressed and that drainage was blood tinged.
I gave her the shot, but no way could I walk to the corral to check on her. By morning, hubby observed her pressing her head against the rails. I called the vet to come and put her down,a s she was in tremendous pain, and went down. I told him I also wanted the head cut open, to see what I was dealing with.
It was obvious that she had suffered a head trauma, and you could see where she had bled .
I was stilled billed for that useless diagnosis , call and antibiotics

She might have been saved, given a drug to prevent brain swelling
She was a very nice filly that I had started and my husband was trail riding
Sure, vets aren't infallible, but at least don't bill me for a wrong diagnosis and treatment!
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Sure, vets aren't infallible, but at least don't bill me for a wrong diagnosis and treatment!
My best one, came out in the morning to find my horse 3 legged,non weight bearing lame.

Vet came out and after 20 minutes gave me her verdict, "He's lame, off hind" Well DUH I knew that before I called. "Why is he lame?" " Oh I don't know can't pin point it, rest and bute"

Nver had that one back, but did pay the bill

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post #13 of 13 Old 04-27-2016, 07:05 PM
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i'm not going to lie: i'm impressed they had any semblance of a bill ready for you within 24hours so not surprising that they may have missed a few things on it.

also if you figure you generally get undercharged, even if you do have an argument (I don't think there is in this case, but that varies by clinic & clinic policy) underpay 5 times overpay 1 time... you're still making out if you like the vet
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