Lower cost veterinarian?

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questioner

Martin, TN

#1 Feb 24, 2013
I moved here recently and have been looking for a new vet. I called and got prices on annual exams and shots for my dogs and the prices with local vets are about twice what I was paying in my previous town. Any information is appreciated and I do not mind driving to neighboring towns for better prices.
No one special

Dresden, TN

#2 Feb 24, 2013
Good luck. I had the same problem when I moved down here. I think the high prices are due to the act that many animals down here are neglected....so fewer customers to pay for the overhead of running the business. Just find a vet you like and pay for what you can.
No one special

Grand Prairie, TX

#3 Feb 24, 2013
When they get bad I usually just eat them.
Guest

Martin, TN

#4 Feb 24, 2013
Try the Trenton Animal Clinic. They are very good and have the best prices around! Been going there for years!

“DaJudge's Rulings Are Final”

Since: Sep 10

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#5 Feb 24, 2013
Wards animal clinic in Fulton is reasonable.
done it

Martin, TN

#7 Feb 25, 2013
questioner wrote:
I moved here recently and have been looking for a new vet. I called and got prices on annual exams and shots for my dogs and the prices with local vets are about twice what I was paying in my previous town. Any information is appreciated and I do not mind driving to neighboring towns for better prices.
McKenzie Animal Clinic, CHEAP!
Dog whisperer

Dresden, TN

#8 Feb 25, 2013
Tri County Animal Clinic in Mckenzie is half the price of the local vets.
Guestie

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#9 Feb 25, 2013
I use Dr. Hooks. He and his staff are the best and I don't think there prices are too high. Remember...you get what you pay for!
questioner

Martin, TN

#10 Feb 25, 2013
Thank you. I called McKenzie and their prices are more reasonable.

“DaJudge's Rulings Are Final”

Since: Sep 10

Proud to be a Troll

#11 Feb 25, 2013
I know when we took our small dog for shots everyone around here wanted over 75.00. Went to Ward's and it was 25.00.
anon

Henry, TN

#12 Feb 25, 2013
Tri city animal hospital in rutherford . Doesn't ger any better than Dr Gordon and she is extremely reasonable .
cat

Dresden, TN

#13 Feb 26, 2013
A lot of places may be cheaper because you are only getting the shots. You aren't getting the physical, the office visit, fecal, or heart worm check, which are all very important in this area. And yes remember, you get what you pay for... I have heard horror stories of animals who go to these "cheaper" vets. Another good rule of thumb, if you cannot afford to provide the care an animal needs, you may be better off without one. They are living beings who deserve to be cared for!
questioner

Martin, TN

#15 Feb 26, 2013
cat wrote:
A lot of places may be cheaper because you are only getting the shots. You aren't getting the physical, the office visit, fecal, or heart worm check, which are all very important in this area. And yes remember, you get what you pay for... I have heard horror stories of animals who go to these "cheaper" vets. Another good rule of thumb, if you cannot afford to provide the care an animal needs, you may be better off without one. They are living beings who deserve to be cared for!
Thar is ridiculous. The vets here in Martin charge over $100 for the annual exam with stool and heartworm check and annual vaccinations. My previous vet, who was excellent, charged half that. The office in McKenzie charges $65. Paying a person $40 more than I have to when I own multiple pets is just dumb. I think that maybe you have never lived anywhere with more reasonable costs.
Guestie

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#16 Feb 27, 2013
Martin and McKenzie are in two different counties! Have you taken into account the property tax difference, etc? There are a lot more variables than bottom-line dollar. I moved here from Brentwood TN. It is a LOT cheaper in this area compared to Williamson County. It's all relevant to the local area. Again, you get what you pay for...and Dr. Hooks is the most compassionate vet in the area.
questioner

Martin, TN

#17 Feb 27, 2013
Guestie wrote:
Martin and McKenzie are in two different counties! Have you taken into account the property tax difference, etc? There are a lot more variables than bottom-line dollar. I moved here from Brentwood TN. It is a LOT cheaper in this area compared to Williamson County. It's all relevant to the local area. Again, you get what you pay for...and Dr. Hooks is the most compassionate vet in the area.
I don't want to pay an extra $40 on 7 dogs' annual exams. I am not looking for compassion. i am looking for vaccinations and checkups. I am perfectly aware of the ridiculous property tax in this town. I own a home here.
Burrito Sueve

Martin, TN

#18 Feb 27, 2013
Ever noticed how most vegetarians are fat ? I mean how can you be fat from eating nothing but vegetables ? Something to think about.
Guestie

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#19 Feb 27, 2013
Burrito Sueve wrote:
Ever noticed how most vegetarians are fat ? I mean how can you be fat from eating nothing but vegetables ? Something to think about.
WTF does this have to do with the price of vets in our area? Ever notice how meat eaters are narrow-minded, artery-clogged idiots?
beth

Dallas, TX

#20 Feb 27, 2013
Burrito Sueve wrote:
Ever noticed how most vegetarians are fat ? I mean how can you be fat from eating nothing but vegetables ? Something to think about.
So true.
Guestie

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#21 Feb 27, 2013
And once again this site never ceases to amaze me. What started as advice on local vets turned into stupid sh*t by narrow-minded idiots who couldn't carry on a conversation with their dog!
Tif

Dallas, TX

#22 Feb 27, 2013
Guestie wrote:
And once again this site never ceases to amaze me. What started as advice on local vets turned into stupid sh*t by narrow-minded idiots who couldn't carry on a conversation with their dog!
If you are talking to your dog, you have some big problems.

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