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Mic has appointment with the vet
« on: April 01, 2013, 05:54:08 PM »
Mic goes in on Wensday to see the surgeon to look at his leg. Then I have to decide which surgery to do. The big question is how to pay for it. Yikes! This is going to be expensive.

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Re: Mic has appointment with the vet
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 06:07:24 PM »
 Care credit is a really good program,  most places offer a promotional period with no interest. I hope everything goes well with the surgeon
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Re: Mic has appointment with the vet
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 09:05:40 PM »
I agree....Care Credit got us thru Rubi's TPLO and Grady's radiation and specialist visits. We are still paying it off, but without it, we'd be in a real bind.

Fingers and paws crossed that all goes well with his appt!
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Re: Mic has appointment with the vet
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 08:38:23 AM »
Good luck! We used our income tax return when we did Abby's shoulder surgery 2 yrs ago..that was over 4K!  :thumbsdown:
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Re: Mic has appointment with the vet
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013, 11:51:13 AM »
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Re: Mic has appointment with the vet
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 05:54:44 PM »
Vet care in Cali sucks! It is so darn expensive. The estimate for the surgery is 5000.00. Yikes. He has torn some of the minicus in his knee to go along with the acl tear. The big dilemma is the orrthropdic vet is on vacation so I would be using the one of the other surgeons up at the hospital. She has done over 100 TPLO. I am waiting for a call back from the rehab vet on her opinion on the the other vet.So confusing.
 
I will have to look into care credit, thanks for the tip

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Re: Mic has appointment with the vet
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 08:54:05 PM »
WOW!! That is crazy! I wonder if the extra cost is due to repair the miniscus? Gosh. Hope you can get something sorted out for the poor guy.
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Re: Mic has appointment with the vet
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 11:39:28 PM »
That's actually about the price they quoted me for Xena in 2003 at Cornell, believe it or not, TPLO, no meniscus tear.   Which is why I used the other ortho vet (who became "my" ortho vet).  Scary how much some of these surgeries cost, especially with specialists.

Hope you get a good answer, wish it could also be an inexpensive one (relatively speaking)!
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Re: Mic has appointment with the vet
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2013, 10:10:59 AM »
 Star's first surgery ended up costing that much or  more with all of the complications.  His second one was  capped at $2500  for  everything.  The  ortho surgeon became really close to Star.

 With the  TPLO, they usually release or remove the meniscus, so I'm not sure why that would add extra cost.  If you're going to have to pay the same price, I'd rather have the orthopedic vet doing the surgery.  They have probably done thousands  vs  just 100 TPLO  surgeries.
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Re: Mic has appointment with the vet
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 10:33:49 PM »
That is about average for the surgery out here.