Question: How Much More Expensive Are Emergency Vets?

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.

How much does vet visit cost?

The average price of a veterinary office visit in the US is right around $50. I’ve seen them as high as $250 for specialists and emergency hospitals and as low as $0 at places where the office visit is beside the point (as when vaccines, drugs, tests and procedures are all that get priced).

Are animal hospitals more expensive than vets?

Veterinarian, Veterinary Hospital, Animal Hospital, Veterinary Clinic, Animal Clinic are all basically the same thing. Private vets are usually cheaper than box store places like Banfield. Smaller, neighborhood clinics/hospitals are generally cheaper than the larger specialty hospitals. Your best bet is to call around.

How much does emergency pet care cost?

Emergency treatment can be a huge added expense for pet owners. According to Petplan, a pet insurance company, the average cost of unexpected veterinary care for dogs and cats is between $800 and $1,500, depending on where you live.

Are vets expensive for cats?

According to a 2011 report by the American Pet Products Association, the cost of routine and surgical vet visits has risen 47 percent for dogs and 73 percent for cats over the past decade. Pet owners spent about $8 billion on vet care in 2000; by 2013, that figure climbed to more than $14 billion.