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post #11 of 25 Old 08-22-2017, 11:57 AM
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Actually beau....
I do find fault with the vets office.
A new client needs to be informed of how a office works, billing and procedures of said practice before vet and client even have a chance to meet.There should be a entire "spiel" of information shared with that first phone call with a new client.
Yes, some of the responsibility is the clients, but it is the office support staffs job to inform new clientele of how things run in their practice...
We're going off assumptions here because we don't have the whole story from the OP.

OP did say they are going to have cash ready to pay the vet ... so maybe the clinic did go over the little "spiel" you mentioned and told them to have payment ready.

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I also believe your horse needs to put on weight and cover those bones before you ride him. Senior feed is good as it is easily digested. Also, make sure he has a good quality grass hay when he is stabled, and always fresh water. And a salt block.
It will be interesting to hear what the vet has to say. Keep us posted.
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post #13 of 25 Old 08-22-2017, 12:30 PM
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He's a handsome guy. Do keep us updated!
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post #14 of 25 Old 08-22-2017, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone for your responses I actually did not call the clinic itself the dentist I called gave me the vets number directly to contact & it is my fault for not asking but again I've never done this and I didn't realize that the price varies so much (it ended up being 110 for the visit). The vet came and looked at him said he definitely needs his teeth floated and she doesn't see any underlying problems besides just lack of food. She asked what I was graining him and said it was perfect so pretty much it's just wait and see hoping he will fatten up. She also gave me the sedation to give to him half an hour before the dentist comes and he's all set for his apt on the 30th
Thanks again for all the responses!! I also think he is feeling much happier because he acted way more alert and perky today trotting up to me in the pasture :)
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I also think he is feeling much happier because he acted way more alert and perky today trotting up to me in the pasture :)
First off DAW THATS SO CUTE <3 <3

Second- that sounds super reasonable. Did you get any vaccinations? He might be too skinny right now for them but rabies and WNV were the two I got Jericho because down here those are major threats to horses. I also got coggins done just in case. The one thing I should have done and didnt was a fecal sample...

If you didnt do this don't worry, plan for the future. And now you know for next time to ask the price :)
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First off DAW THATS SO CUTE <3 <3

Second- that sounds super reasonable. Did you get any vaccinations? He might be too skinny right now for them but rabies and WNV were the two I got Jericho because down here those are major threats to horses. I also got coggins done just in case. The one thing I should have done and didnt was a fecal sample...

If you didnt do this don't worry, plan for the future. And now you know for next time to ask the price :)
I know right, so cute! & I did not ask for vaccines I should've! I'll ask the previous owner if they are up to date
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Here is a picture of him & his pasture buddy (my friends horse) Tequila
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Actually beau....
I do find fault with the vets office.
A new client needs to be informed of how a office works, billing and procedures of said practice before vet and client even have a chance to meet.There should be a entire "spiel" of information shared with that first phone call with a new client.
Yes, some of the responsibility is the clients, but it is the office support staffs job to inform new clientele of how things run in their practice...

Anytime I have gone to see a medical professional for my own care those "details" are spoken of before I ever arrive, along with what paperwork is needed brought, forms needing filled out and such...
The job of the support staff of the professional.

Whether my animals or myself, I expect to be a informed customer in how "things" run.
I definitely agree that the best place to find that pricing information though is with this vets practice...call them!
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NEVER had a vet offer me prices up front. Most don't even mention whether they take credit cards, payments whatever unless you ask directly. Human medical offices have gotten much less bashful about asking for payment but vets still kinda seem hesitant to ask right up front. Even though I've been a customer of OSU's for 15 years, I still have to call and ask what a price is for something, they don't offer when I book the appt.
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NEVER had a vet offer me prices up front. Most don't even mention whether they take credit cards, payments whatever unless you ask directly. Human medical offices have gotten much less bashful about asking for payment but vets still kinda seem hesitant to ask right up front. Even though I've been a customer of OSU's for 15 years, I still have to call and ask what a price is for something, they don't offer when I book the appt.
Same for me and I'm in southern Middle Tennessee.

I've been using the same clinic for ten years. I don't even ask the price of anything ---- if my horse needs something done or meds that bad, they know I will pay on the spot.

In turn, I know if I can't pay in full they will carry me. I would use the credit card in an extreme & expensive emergency. They are also very good about discounting things to me, since I retired.

OP, your friends horse is certainly keeping an ear toward your horse, just in case, lollol. Please update and keep posting:)

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NEVER had a vet offer me prices up front.
Even though I've been a customer of OSU's for 15 years,...
You've never been told what a farm call fee was just to arrive?
In all your years with OSU, hopefully not for emergent care...but if it was, the referring vet didn't give you a "ballpark" cost before making the initial referral to them?
You went to a place like that with no idea of costs possibly faced? Wow, just wow!

I guess maybe I did ask or alluded to wanting to know $$. I truly don't remember...
I knew what my local vet charges to come and he tells me $ before he does anything...
Although I have never said "No" to a needed anything, I do want to know beforehand.
Then I have to figure out how to pay for those extra expenses we all face at some critical point in time.

I know when our dog needed emergent care, I had a baseline number to approve before they would continue.
Each time new information was found, pricing was updated....
I did not ask, it was provided.
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