Shocking charge at the vet
I had to take my dog to the vet for surgery (nothing serious ,he's fine now ). We had to fill out a 3 page consent form .... and on the 3rd page it had this little paragraph ......
"Should my pet require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), I request that the doctor(s) may pursue such medical care . I understand that this is a cost in ADDITION
to any estimates for the proposed care outlined above and and agree to pay this fee.
The cost of Limited CPR is typically an additional $400-$600 .
The cost of Full CPR is typically an additional $650 - $1000."
I was shocked ! I can't imagine the vets doing a routine surgery ,having a sudden problem and checking the paperwork .Well -- looks like the owners didn't sign it ,so we have to let the pet go.
Maybe I'm looking at it the wrong way. The surgery itself cost $450 ! I would think if there was an emergency ,it would just be a normal part of the job and it wouldn't cost extra. Vets are getting so expensive ~~~