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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick
Posted by: Charlotte Kasner
Date/Time: 18/11/14 10:06:00

You can obtain information about the drugs used, general policies and protocols by speaking to the practice manager or senior nurse, for which you will not be charged. If you make an appointment to speak to a vet, understandably, you will be charged for their time.

Yes vets can put their own mark up on drugs but there are other factors to consider including economies of scale. Single parctices obviously do not have the same buying power as small groups and small groups similarly do not have the clout of large chains. Online companies have huge buying power because they can buy in large quantities and obtain discounts. Costs are evened out across the practice. Most vets apply huge discounts on neutering and vaccinations and make it up elsewhere, often on food and toys.

It is always distressing when one's pet becomes ill at any time and especially out of hours and, unfortunately, because most London vets do not offer in-house emergency cover, it can be very expensive. It is often not possible to obtain an estimate or a breakdown due to the nature of the emergency. The only answer is to pay for insurance if you can afford it and bite the bullet if you can't. At least in London we are able to get animals to an emergency vet out of hours comparatively quickly and mostly, the standard of care wil be very high.

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Petcare chiswick13/11/14 12:02:00 Di Pearson
   Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 12:09:00 Keith Iddon
      Re:Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 12:17:00 Andy Pease
         Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 12:34:00 Di Pearson
      Re:Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 12:21:00 Charlotte Kasner
         Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 12:32:00 Di Pearson
         Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 12:56:00 Keith Iddon
   Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 12:27:00 Lynne Bruce
      Re:Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 12:43:00 Di Pearson
         Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 13:17:00 Lynne Bruce
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 17:09:00 Vanessa Smith
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 17:25:00 Cheryl Hayes
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 17:35:00 Claire Moran
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 19:39:00 Andy Pease
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 21:06:00 Lynne Bruce
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 22:56:00 Elizabeth Ross
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 23:03:00 Claire Moran
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick13/11/14 22:57:00 Claire Moran
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick14/11/14 00:14:00 Elizabeth Ross
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick14/11/14 00:33:00 Lynne Bruce
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick14/11/14 11:10:00 Charlotte Kasner
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick14/11/14 12:58:00 Andy Pease
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick14/11/14 14:44:00 Nigel Brooks
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick14/11/14 12:58:00 Louise Cole
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick14/11/14 14:07:00 Andy Pease
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick14/11/14 14:11:00 Louise Cole
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick14/11/14 15:10:00 Claire Moran
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick17/11/14 15:28:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick17/11/14 20:50:00 Louise Cole
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick17/11/14 22:25:00 Claire Moran
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick18/11/14 10:06:00 Charlotte Kasner
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Petcare chiswick18/11/14 11:35:00 Claire Moran

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