Vets Fees

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  1. cydersyd

    cydersyd Funster

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    I have just returned to the UK with my dog and for a five minute consultation where the dog was given a tablet I was charged 34€:Eeek:!

    In the past I have used other vets and have been charged more but looking through the threads I see that some people have been charged much less.
    I know that the medication given is related to the weight of the dog and therefore the cost increases, however I think my 15kg Springer is probably an average size family dog.

    Is it possible that one of our clever members can put together a download of vets on approach to French ports and Tunnel so that animal owners can complete a proforma which would denote animal weight and charges.

    In time this could result in vets reducing their charges due to the lack of business from the motorhome community:thumb:.

    If anyone can add any useful information that could also be recorded please do so.
     
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    good idea i will check for info i hate being ripped off by bloody vets
     
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    thanks downloaded and stored
     
  5. cydersyd

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    Thanks for that Lesleyjean.

    I downloaded that pdf last year and very good it is too.

    However, I don't think there is the facility to revise the pricing structure or the list which naturally makes it out of date. If this could be altered to enable members to input up to date costs it would be first class.

    For example the vet I have just used in Rue was 24€ in 2009.

    I accept that costs have to rise but 34€ for 5 minutes is in my opinion excessive.
     
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    Your Gp charges about 175£ for the same if you go private
     
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    Hi Graham
    We stopped on the way back from skiing and saw an English vet at a practice near Troyes. Pup wouldn't take the tablet from him so I gave it myself. He only charged us 7 euros - "just for the tablet as the rest is just paperwork". Bargain - and stored in our sat nav!!
    Sally
     
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    Hello Sally,

    Wow! that's a result, lucky you.

    Can you post his details for the rest of us?

    Graham
     
  9. Encantador

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    Paid 10 euros near La Rochelle last year, probably cheaper to get it done well before reaching port.
     
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    Hi
    Can't find the details right now but it was in St Parres Les Vaudes - we only got the English vet by chance as didn't even know there was one there. Really nice guy. Will try to find the full details later
    Sally
     
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    It is cheaper to have it done away from the ports and now with having 5 days its not a problem to do so, plus most will give tablets/flea,tick treatments you supply quite happily.
    We always have a stock on of both.
    for meds try

    http://www.vetuk.co.uk/

    you will find tablets and treatments a lot cheaper there than at the vets or pet store. For some things though you might need a prescription from your vet at first (usual charge for that is around a tenner)
     
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    Hi Steve, near La Rochelle...could be very handy :BigGrin: Have you any more details on where it was exactly, or the name of the practice off of the stamps in the passport. We could pass that way when we head home. Many thanks, Jane :Smile:
     
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  14. Encantador

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    You have a PM.

    Just in case it`s of any use to anyone else.

    Clinique Vétérinaire du Marais Sancho et Buzzegoli
    96 avenue 11 Novembre 1918
    17300 Rochefort
    05 46 99 07 41

    Think we paid 10.60 Euros, just weighed him and gave him a chew-able tablet.

    We stayed here a few miles away which is a nice site opposite beach......

    http://www.camping-municipal-portdesbarques.com/Anglais/index.php


    regards

    Steve
     
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    €44 per dog in Carnac. Two small dogs shared a tablet. That'll be €88.

    So very pissed off.

    Avoid:
    Clinique Vétérinaire St Michel
    9 avenue du Rahic
    56340 Carnac
     
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    That's nothing! We went to a vet at Boulogne Sur Mer in 2007 and were charged, for 2 dogs, 107 euros!!!! :Eeek:
     
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    vet tip

    As some one previously said go as far from the ports as possible, inland in smaller villages is normally cheaper, we have been to a vet right down in the Beaujolais region before, don't think they had ever done a passport before, so probably gave them something to talk about over lunch!. Always negotiate price when making your booking and ask if the same for more than one dog and as said before take your own worming treatment, if your french isn't too good use Google translate before you leave home and print off what you want to say and ask the reception to write down how much it will cost. Good thing we've found helpful is that generally their veterinary stamp has the phone number on which is useful if you want to use them on another occasion if passing that way. I don't know what other users have paid for a new pet passport in the uk but we are charged £25 over here, we recently had to get one in France as we'd run out of pages for the worming stamp and it only cost €15 so almost half price, they filled out all the details and when we got home i got our vet to put their official stamp on it - happy days
     
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    we just stop when we see a vet on the road home least weve been charged was 27 euros and that was for the meds and the stamps they didnt even see us apply them think its time to find the old john bull self cert printing kit
     
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    Our daughter has just returned to the UK with her Springer Spaniel pup who weighs in at 15 kg.

    We used our local vet here in the Mayenne area who checked his weight, eyes, ears and heart as well as giving him his worm tablet - charged 18.49€. The fee was dependant on his weight as other posters have said.
     
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    Vets in France[ Forges les eaux]

    Dr Pattyn Patrick 1 Rue De Neufchatel 76440 FORGES LES EAUX. TEL;02 35 90 55 55

    We use the vet in Forges and find him very reasonable and convenient, I can't say what we paid this year for the worm treatment and pet passport stamping as we had him treat one of the dogs for her eyes and with 4 tubes of eye ointment and 3 pets it only came to 90 euros. Forges is just off the A28 between Rouan and Calais and its got a nice Aire with Leccie ,there is also parking in Dia supermarket about 5 mins walk from vets.
    In case any one dos'nt know cats do'nt have to see a vet or have there passport stamped to get back to the UK now.
    alan:thumb:
     
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