02-18-2016, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by rustedpenguin
The estimate is just that, an estimate. Sometimes the surgery takes longer than estimated, and that raises the cost. Most estimates will have some small print at the bottom stating there may be additional costs. Unfortunately, keeping the dog can be the only way to get the owner to pay. I have seen that happen at the clinic I work at.
OP, I hope everything works out for you and your pups.
And if someone doesn't have the $100+ (extra) at the time, how do the vets expect them to pay $160+? Or more? This really isn't directed at you rustedpenguin, just thinking out loud. All situations are different, I just think this was a jerk move by this vet seeing as this guy just went though the same surgery with another dog with this vet. I think vets should work with their clients instead of treating them as one size fits all. I know not all vets are like this.