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decent vet downtown? (that costs less than a rolex)

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by videotronic, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. videotronic

    videotronic TRIBE Member

    my cat has developed some sort of weird hernia-like growth on his belly. i want to take him him in to get looked at, but the vet we have been going to (in the merchandise building on mutual st.) is criminally overpriced.

    anyone have a good vet that doesn't nickel and dime you to death, charging you for everything up to and including the oxygen you and the pet breathe while in the office?

    thanks
     
  2. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    Which area, there is a guy near us at Donlands and Oconor, and he is decent, and really nice. to get a check up for our 2 cats, and de worming stuff, etc it was like 110 all in for both.

    :)

    lemme try and find you the info.

    [jai]
     
  3. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    Donlands Animal Clinic. (416) 467-9500 413 Donlands Ave, East York, ON

    [jai]
     
  4. Fillmore

    Fillmore TRIBE Member

    We took our cat to this place for years when we lived in the area. Great friendly vets and not at all over priced.

    Bloorcourt Veterinary Clinic Address
    Bloor Street West
    Toronto, ON M6H 1M5
    (416) 537-9677
    http://www.bloorcourtvetclinic.ca/
     
  5. LeoGirl

    LeoGirl TRIBE Member

  6. cabbagetowngirl

    cabbagetowngirl TRIBE Member

    All 3 of my animals go to Blue Cross Animal Hospital. It's on Danforth, a few stores east of Broadview. It's inexpensive compared to anything else in the downtown core (this isn't downtown per say, but it is close enough). It's not a money grab there, they have total love for all furry creatures!

    416-469-1121

    Blue Cross Animal Hospital - Toronto
     
  7. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    i've heard the fees at the blue cross animal hospital are pretty reasonable.
     
  8. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    it sounds like it may be a sist/tumor, my beagle has many and the Vet has always told us they are not an issue, she's 12 so i tend to agree.

    however it's probably worth your peace of mind.
     
  9. videotronic

    videotronic TRIBE Member

    its very soft, and he reacts like its tender to touch, which worries me a bit. i am happy to pay $100 to be told its not big deal though, just so i don't worry.

    fillmore: we called bloorcourt and if it is in fact a hernia, they quoted us ~$250-$600 less than our ripoff vet did for the operation to fix it...thanks for that man!
     
  10. Pottsie

    Pottsie TRIBE Member

    A friend of mine is the vet/owner of Queen West and Dundas West Vet clinics (Queen West Animal Hospital and Dundas West Animal Hospital). I am not sure how the prices compare, but I know the quality of care is great. I imagine that Dundas west is a little cheaper.
     
  11. kirstenmeows

    kirstenmeows TRIBE Member

    Another vote for Queen/Dundas West Vets. The pricing is the same for both locations, and you'd be hard pressed to find more caring, wonderful vets.
     
  12. Musical Rush

    Musical Rush TRIBE Member

    is this the Animal Clinic? If so I've been there a few times only because they had the vaccine I was looking for. ( my neighbor suggested them to me) They're good but a bit on the high side. I like their raising tables I don't have to lift my 100lbs dog onto a slippery surface.

    For titer testing they want $300 :O A block away from me are only charging $80.
     
  13. KillaLadY

    KillaLadY TRIBE Member

    Downtown Animal clinic, in gaytown.

    They are awesome!
     
  14. Silvershadow

    Silvershadow TRIBE Member

    If you're talking about Downtown Animal Hospital on Church, I second that motion. Dr. Surette was the shit when I went there with my decrepit, ageing dog. They even sent me flowers the day after my dog had to be put down. I wish I still lived downtown so I could still go there.
     
  15. videotronic

    videotronic TRIBE Member

    so the little monster went to his appt this afternoon, and the doc is calling it a reaction to his last round of shots, which were about a week ago.

    he had two at once, one of them rabies, and the doc says that sometimes a deposit can build up as the body tries to fight the vaccinations etc.

    thanks all for the reccos...i will definitely check out the bloor and village ones, as they are the two closest

    thanks again
     
  16. lucky1

    lucky1 TRIBE Member

    a bit late but I have taken my cat to Dundas Euclid animal hospital for nearly 10 years since they opened. Dr. Barrriantos is my vet. He recomends treatments (ie. dental) but doesn't make you feel all guilty and crap if you don't do it for say financial reasons.

    Dundas Euclid Animal Hospital | Vet Clinic | Toronto - Canada
     
  17. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    one more vote for them.
     
  18. Musical Rush

    Musical Rush TRIBE Member

    punch him or her in the face for me please!!! You aren't suppose to do the rabies on the same visit as the other shots, you're suppose give the rabies shot at least 3-4 weeks apart. This is proof why.


     
  19. videotronic

    videotronic TRIBE Member

    link please?

    nevermind, found it
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010
  20. videotronic

    videotronic TRIBE Member

    i am going to do some more research about this and maybe have to go lose my mind at that clinic
     
  21. Musical Rush

    Musical Rush TRIBE Member

    Yeah... Dr. Ron Schultz and Dr Jean Dodds info, are my 2 animal bibles.
     
  22. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

    unbelievable how that vet did that...both shots.
    what a nimrod.
     
  23. Musical Rush

    Musical Rush TRIBE Member

  24. kirstenmeows

    kirstenmeows TRIBE Member

    It wasn't much long ago that if you insisted on getting the rabies shot every other year, you were considered by a lot of vets to be a 'horrible' parent.
     
  25. Musical Rush

    Musical Rush TRIBE Member

    I've even read some of the labels on rabies vaccines can be misleading the 1 year shot would have the 3 year label on it or the 3 year would have the 1 year label on it.. It's the same vaccine they're all 3 year,,now with this study going on Dr. Ron Schultz is out to prove the actual duration of the rabies shot is 7 years . Not this 3 year or 1 year BS.

    here's a huge read

    What Everyone Needs to Know About Canine Vaccines
     

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