How Much Does An Emergency Vet Cost?

How much does a visit to the emergency vet cost?

The American Veterinary Medical Association says there is no standard model for the industry, but some emergency vets require payment before treatment.

Thirty-four percent of Angie’s List poll respondents reported paying between $251 and $500 for an emergency visit.

Sixteen percent spent as much as $1,000 or more.6 Jul 2011

Do vets cost more on weekends?

Vets Now explains their fees are high because their staff only work nights, weekends and bank holidays (and remain open in spite of whether they see two or ten pets during a shift), making it impossible for them to subsidise their costs from the volume of pets a vet surgery would normally see during the day.24 Jun 2019

What can I do if I can’t afford a vet?



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Do vets charge different prices?

There’s no doubt that vets’ fees are costly, but this does not make them “unfair”. Vets’ fees are unregulated: it’s an open market, with vets competing against each other. By definition, this means that vets’ fees are very likely to be fair: if fees are too high, people are free to move elsewhere for lower fees.10 Oct 2017