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How Much To See A Vet In Brisbane?

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Thank you all for your comments - the prices you are quoting are pretty much in line with what I am paying in Canberra. I am going to pass a copy of all this to my friend and he is going to get his sister who lives in Brisbane to go with the mother next time they need to see a vet.

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Just one last thing, I also second the Centenary Vets at Middle Park - I didnt think of them as they are not at Indro. My friend takes his very sick Lab there, and they are just amazing, and very fair with pricing. This lab was on deaths door, but they have given him a new lease on life. Its amazing what they have done for him and the family are thrilled. He is a much loved pet. Definitly think the world of this Vet Surgery.

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fuzzy82   

I'm on the northside of Brisbane, and both vets I've seen here charge $56 for a consult.

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If only it weren't a few suburbs away.....I have an excellent vet at The Gap. Consultation is around $45. Many times I've thought she's made a mistake with the bill, because it's been so reasonable. But I go to her because she's so good and communicates so well. The reasonable charges are just icing on the cake. All our neighbours now go to her, too, even tho' we have to drive into the next suburb.

Someone I know got an enormous quote for desexing a small dog, in that Indooroopilly area. She came over to my vet for nearly 1/2 that amount. And the vet even did some fixing of a tooth she noticed while the dog was 'under'....& didn't charge for it.

Just realised that my vet today didn't even charge a consult fee - took two dogs; one had a cartrophen jab ($27.50) and some meds ($77), pup had C5 vacc ($88) Total $192.50 incl GST. Will have to fish out my other vet bills and see if I usually get charged a consult. Maybe no consult today as they were just straight out injections (ie., no "investigative" work) - would that be usual? And what is the average charge for a C5 vacc?

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A consult is included in the c5 vacc charge :)

Thanks JRM, must admit I was so busy yesterday I didn't even register the account, just flinched a little and keyed in my pin number :D

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No vet would charge a normal consultation at $120!

It would either have been: after hrs, a specialised consult, or an extended consult (but still pushing it!)

There has probably been some miscommunication about what she has actually paid for, but I have never heard of a vet charging $120 for a normal, 15ish minute consult at a normal (gp) veterinary clinic.

Possible mis-communication.

But then there ARE vets around who over-service and overcharge.

I've had experience with one and it was part of a chain - so no doubt not the only one.

Present vet is awesome. They often give me a "discount" at the end of the bill. :laugh: And yes, cartrophen injections after the first one. She only charged for the injection, no consult fee. Although we did often get talking and I did sort of expect to pay a consult 'cos I used to ask lots of questions and it would only be fair IMHO.

But then she used to ask me about Kaisie and how I got her so calm and relaxed because she had another client with a totally OTT Dobe and was wanting to know if I could give her some idea how we did it! All credit to her for trying to help that other client, I think.

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There's also a mobile vet who comes to your home. We used one whose service was called Flexivet when our 3 pets all needed their annual check/vaccinations and there were time constraints.

I'd already come across this service's vet when he was doing some locum work for our usual good vet. He was just as good.

I always have a list of questions ready to ask at the vet's. But this vet in his explanations covered all of them before I got to ask.

My two tibbies adored him. He'd come into the waiting room to get them & they'd throw themselves into his arms. Little fat, short-legged Annie was a bit uncomfortable up on the high exam table.....so he'd sit on the floor with her happy on his lap. When I mentioned to the vet clinic's director how good he was, she happily gave me the contact details for his usual Flexivet service.

So we got him to come to the home....& 'do' all 3 pets at the same time. The cost was extremely reasonable.

http://www.flexivet.com.au/about

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There's also a mobile vet who comes to your home. We used one whose service was called Flexivet when our 3 pets all needed their annual check/vaccinations and there were time constraints.

I'd already come across this service's vet when he was doing some locum work for our usual good vet. He was just as good.

I always have a list of questions ready to ask at the vet's. But this vet in his explanations covered all of them before I got to ask.

My two tibbies adored him. He'd come into the waiting room to get them & they'd throw themselves into his arms. Little fat, short-legged Annie was a bit uncomfortable up on the high exam table.....so he'd sit on the floor with her happy on his lap. When I mentioned to the vet clinic's director how good he was, she happily gave me the contact details for his usual Flexivet service.

So we got him to come to the home....& 'do' all 3 pets at the same time. The cost was extremely reasonable.

http://www.flexivet.com.au/about

He sounds like a gem Mita! :thumbsup:

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I have passed this all on to my friend - his sister is down here for Easter and she is going to take this in hand when she returns to Brisbane next week.

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A few years ago, I took my cat to a vet in the Indro area and did pay over $100 for the consult. Some vets do charge a lot in this area unfortunately. Mita's vet at The Gap is great and the most reasonably priced that I have found. For a vet closer to home, I have heard that Brookfield Vet is good and not too expensive.

Mita, Annie is not fat!

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There's also a mobile vet who comes to your home. We used one whose service was called Flexivet when our 3 pets all needed their annual check/vaccinations and there were time constraints.

I'd already come across this service's vet when he was doing some locum work for our usual good vet. He was just as good.

I always have a list of questions ready to ask at the vet's. But this vet in his explanations covered all of them before I got to ask.

My two tibbies adored him. He'd come into the waiting room to get them & they'd throw themselves into his arms. Little fat, short-legged Annie was a bit uncomfortable up on the high exam table.....so he'd sit on the floor with her happy on his lap. When I mentioned to the vet clinic's director how good he was, she happily gave me the contact details for his usual Flexivet service.

So we got him to come to the home....& 'do' all 3 pets at the same time. The cost was extremely reasonable.

http://www.flexivet.com.au/about

Dr John is brilliant. We have used him a couple of times including when my old girl had to be put to sleep one night and he came straight away to the house. He now works from the Gold Coast The Point Vet

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mita   

There's also a mobile vet who comes to your home. We used one whose service was called Flexivet when our 3 pets all needed their annual check/vaccinations and there were time constraints.

Dr John is brilliant. We have used him a couple of times including when my old girl had to be put to sleep one night and he came straight away to the house. He now works from the Gold Coast The Point Vet

Thanks for that update. Looks like Dr John now only works on the Gold Coast. My tibbies will be disappointed that he no longer does the Brisbane suburbs.

I'm pleased to see that your opinion was the same as mine.

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There's also a mobile vet who comes to your home. We used one whose service was called Flexivet when our 3 pets all needed their annual check/vaccinations and there were time constraints.

Dr John is brilliant. We have used him a couple of times including when my old girl had to be put to sleep one night and he came straight away to the house. He now works from the Gold Coast The Point Vet

Thanks for that update. Looks like Dr John now only works on the Gold Coast. My tibbies will be disappointed that he no longer does the Brisbane suburbs.

I'm pleased to see that your opinion was the same as mine.

According to the website he still operates his mobile service in Brisbane and Gold Coast. I have been looking for a mobile vet for a while so thanks for this info - hopefully he still does the mobile route!

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mita   

There's also a mobile vet who comes to your home. We used one whose service was called Flexivet when our 3 pets all needed their annual check/vaccinations and there were time constraints.

Dr John is brilliant. We have used him a couple of times including when my old girl had to be put to sleep one night and he came straight away to the house. He now works from the Gold Coast The Point Vet

Thanks for that update. Looks like Dr John now only works on the Gold Coast. My tibbies will be disappointed that he no longer does the Brisbane suburbs.

I'm pleased to see that your opinion was the same as mine.

According to the website he still operates his mobile service in Brisbane and Gold Coast. I have been looking for a mobile vet for a while so thanks for this info - hopefully he still does the mobile route!

Daisygirl gave a more up-to-date website for Dr John. It seems to say he only works on the Gold Coast now under a new name The Point Vet.

http://www.thepointvet.com.au/

The website I gave refers to a change of name....& it still refers to Brisbane.

So I honestly don't know what range he has currently. If you contact him & find out if he still does Brisbane suburbs, would you let me know?

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There's also a mobile vet who comes to your home. We used one whose service was called Flexivet when our 3 pets all needed their annual check/vaccinations and there were time constraints.

Dr John is brilliant. We have used him a couple of times including when my old girl had to be put to sleep one night and he came straight away to the house. He now works from the Gold Coast The Point Vet

Thanks for that update. Looks like Dr John now only works on the Gold Coast. My tibbies will be disappointed that he no longer does the Brisbane suburbs.

I'm pleased to see that your opinion was the same as mine.

According to the website he still operates his mobile service in Brisbane and Gold Coast. I have been looking for a mobile vet for a while so thanks for this info - hopefully he still does the mobile route!

Daisygirl gave a more up-to-date website for Dr John. It seems to say he only works on the Gold Coast now under a new name The Point Vet.

http://www.thepointvet.com.au/

The website I gave refers to a change of name....& it still refers to Brisbane.

So I honestly don't know what range he has currently. If you contact him & find out if he still does Brisbane suburbs, would you let me know?

If you look under "Staff" on the above website it says:

"While starting up ‘The Point Veterinarian’ meant giving up locum work, Dr John still performs his mobile veterinary service in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and also continues to work at the Carrara emergency centre on weekends."

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If you look under "Staff" on the above website it says:

"While starting up ‘The Point Veterinarian’ meant giving up locum work, Dr John still performs his mobile veterinary service in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and also continues to work at the Carrara emergency centre on weekends."

Thanks. It didn't occur to me to look at Staff. Gee, he must be busy, with his GC Vet Practice & also doing the mobile service up in Brisbane.

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