William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Monday, 7, September, 2009

Argh

Filed under: Cat Blogging — williamthecoroner @ 20:53

Any time you string the words “holiday” “emergency” and “veterinarian” together, things start to get complex and expensive. Now Tinker’s fine, but it took a lot out of ME.

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8 Comments »

  1. Hope your kitty recovers! I’ve been there…

    Comment by Impetua — Monday, 7, September, 2009 @ 23:21 | Reply

  2. Ah yes. But the emergency vet is still less expensive than the emergency physician! I’m glad Tinker is feeling better.

    Comment by Angry Professor — Tuesday, 8, September, 2009 @ 07:10 | Reply

  3. I hear you. Last time we put those words together, it cost us $2500.00. But two years later the cat’s still out hunting mice and being totally unappreciative that we saved his furry lil butt.

    Comment by M.E. — Tuesday, 8, September, 2009 @ 10:07 | Reply

  4. Oh, I’m glad Tinker is okay — the only story I have with all those words in it is: When I was a toddler, a great aunt’s cocker spaniel bit me in the face during a Labor Day weekend…I don’t think my parents had a great time getting care for me, either!

    Comment by rethoryke — Tuesday, 8, September, 2009 @ 13:21 | Reply

  5. Try stringing “holiday,” “emergency,” “veterinarian,” and “HORSE” together in the same sentence and watch your checkbook weep.

    Comment by hecate — Tuesday, 8, September, 2009 @ 16:09 | Reply

  6. Hugs! I hope the kitty is okay.

    Comment by LisaK — Thursday, 10, September, 2009 @ 15:01 | Reply

  7. Glad things worked out for the best (other than the pocketbook)

    Comment by Old NFO — Thursday, 10, September, 2009 @ 18:40 | Reply

  8. Glad your cat is okay.

    Sure, emergency veterinary care is expensive, but as Angry Professor pointed out, it’s much less expensive than human medicine.

    My horse had emergency abdominal surgery a few years ago. Then he spent two weeks hospitalized, during which time he had more than a dozen U/S scans, IV fluids, ICU care for one week (treatments in addition to meds every hour around the clock), treatment for renal failure, daily labs, etc. Price to take my horse home: $10,000. No insurance, money taken from fund for new car (drove old one for two more years). He’s my friend. A bargain!!!

    I’m a veterinarian, but I challenge anyone to match that price in a U.S. human hospital for comparable services.

    No wonder the median salary for veterinarians is currently about $75,000. Oh, and the veterinarians who took care of my horse were all board-certified. Half of us now complete internships, and many go on to residencies (myself included, I hope next year).

    Comment by LMH — Friday, 11, September, 2009 @ 10:41 | Reply


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