Why Are Vets So Expensive?

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

When You Can’t Afford Veterinary Care

  • Choose pet insurance.
  • Get a Credit Line.
  • Ask for payment options.
  • Consider crowdfunding.
  • Host a group yard sale.
  • Use free or low cost clinics.
  • Ask friends or family.
  • Start a pet savings account.

Why is vet care so expensive?

As a feline exclusive practice, our prices are higher than most out of necessity – because dogs cost so much more to own, they in essence subsidize the cost of feline care at dog/cat clinics. That is to say, most of the staff, rent and bills are paid by dog medicine – about 80% for most clinics.

Can you refuse to pay a vet bill?

You can’t begrudge them payment for their work or expect them to work on your pet for nothing. If you cannot under any circumstances pay the vet, then, if it is a life saving procedure that is required, you may have to have your pet euthanized.

How much does it cost to see a vet?

Costs of Surgery or Unexpected Diagnosis

While on average, routine annual veterinary care might cost between $200 to $400 for dogs and $90 to $200 for cats, unplanned events such as accidents, injuries, or unanticipated ailments can cost a variable amount more.