These prices are current as of March 1, 2018.
Health Exam: $35
– Prevention against kennel cough
– Prevention against distempter, adenovirus type 2, parainfluenze, and parvovirus
– Prevention against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, para influenza, and parvovirus
Rabies 1yr: $12
– For canines at least 3 months
Rabies 3yr: $30
– Canines must be current on 1 year rabies
Parasite Screening & Prevention
Fecal + Giardia: $25
– Fecal examinations are an important component of the routine exams for canines. It is important to perform these tests in a manner that maximizes detection of parasitic infections.
Deworming (oral): $10-25
– We offer deworming with PPO. This product is a one dose treatment for hookworms, roundworms, whipworms and tapeworms. We recommend a follow up dose in 3 weeks for maximum efficacy.
Tapeworm injection: $10-15
– Tapeworms are contracted from fleas. If your dog has had a flea problem, it is likely that they also will have a tapeworm problem. If adequate flea control is achieved, then only one injection should clear up the problem. If fleas remain a problem, it is likely that tapeworms will return.
Ear Mite treatment/diagnosis: $10
Ear mites live on blood. We give an injection of ivermectin to kill all mites on the body. Topicals often only kill the mites in the ears.
Mange diagnosis/treatment: $10-150
We can diagnose and treat sarcoptic and demodectic mange. The treatment varies widely with severity and type. We must see your dog to give an accurate estimate.
Canines can contract parasites from eating directly off the ground, drinking out of puddles, grooming, and from other things.
Heartworm Screening & Prevention
Canine Heartworm Test: $25
The best deal we have for heartworm prevention is our Complete Parasite Protection. Custom ordered for your dog, it costs only $105/yr no matter the size of the dog up to 225lbs. It prevents heartworms, helps control fleas,hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. It is most comparable to brand name Sentinel. It is not exactly the same as Sentinel, but accomplishes the same coverage at a fraction of the cost. We must see your dog and have a negative heartworm test. The medication is ordered by us and shipped to your door.
Ivermectin based heartworm pills:
6 months of 0-25lb: $30
6 months of 26-50lb: $45
6 months of 51-100lb: $55
We carry either Iverheart, Triheart or Heartgard in clinic. They are the only oral products offered in the clinic that can be taken home that day.
All other heartworm preventatives may be purchased using our online pharmacy.
Heartworms are transmitted to dogs and cats by the bite of mosquitoes that carry infectious immature worms These worms live in the large blood vessels of the lungs as well as within the right side of the heart.
Flea & Tick Prevention
We offer Vectra topical for monthly flea control, plus Capstar treatment to knock back the population(it only lasts for 24 hours).
We now also offer Simparica monthly flea and tick prevention for dogs. It is not labelled for cats. We are also using this to treat Demodex Mange. Simparica is the only medication in it’s class to have published data for the treatment of Demodex and Sarcoptes.
We are excited to offer Seresto collars for fleas. These offer 8 months of both flea and tcik protection. Normally, we do not recommend flea and tick collars because they are usually not effective. The Seresto collar is made by Bayer, a leader in flea and tick control. We highly recommend this collar. At the prices we offer them at, $50 and $55, they are the most cost effective flea control available., costing you around $7/month. This is not good if your dogs chew on each other’s collars.
Vectra 3D 5-10#: $10
11-20#: $11 /month
21-55#: $12 /month
56-95#: $15 /month
Above 95: $17 /month
Capstar 24hr flea treatment: $10 per dose
Seresto Dog and cat collars: $55 each
Simparica(dogs only): $20/dose, $50/3 doses
Adult fleas live on your canine and contaminate the animal’s environment with immature flea stages. Look for black specks on your pet to determine if your pet has fleas. If you are still seeing fleas after treatment, you will need to treat your house as well. You need to treat all pets in the house at one time for it to be effective.
Preoperative lab work: $65
(includes: Mini chemistry, CBC for dogs)
Full Screening lab work: $150
(includes: CBC, full chemistry, heartworm, electrolytes, urinalysis, thyroid)
Neuter & Spay Surgery
Canine juvenile castration: $45 (Eligibility determined by doctor)
Canine castration up to 25lbs: $55
Canine castration 26-50lbs: $65
Canine castration 51-75lbs: $80
Canine castration 76-90lbs: $90
Canine castration >90lbs: Must call for price and special scheduling.
Canine spay up to 25lbs: $70
Canine spay 26-50lbs: $85
Canine spay 51-75lbs: $125
Canine spay 76-90lbs: $150
Canine spay > 90lbs: Must call for price and special scheduling.
Q. What is included in the spay & neuter surgery price?
Procedure, anesthesia, and pain medication, nail trim, capstar flea treatment.
Q. Are e-collar’s required?
They are recommended and the cost varies between $7-$15, according to the size (E-Collar price not included). They are not required for routine surgeries. If you pet has a surgery in a sensitive area(inguinal, etc) or a condition that will lead to licking,we may require the e-collar.
If you want to provide your own e-collar, you must bring it at check-in.
Q. Do they stay overnight for observation?
No, unless it is an emergency situation.
Q. When is the earliest they can get fixed?
2 pounds minimum, 8 weeks and older
Q. Is there any additional information to know?
Only the veterinarian will decide on the day of surgery if a male puppy qualifies as a juvenile castration.
******ALL DOGS 12 WEEKS AND OLDER MUST BE CURRENT ON RABIES THE DAY OF SURGERY. IF YOUR DOG IS ALREADY VACCINATED, BRING THE RABIES CERTIFICATE AT CHECK IN TO AVOID ADDITIONAL CHARGES. TAGS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AS PROOF OF VACCINATION, ONLY CERTIFICATES FROM A LICENSED VETERINARIAN****
Dewclaw removal pricing depends on the number of dewclaws removed. The initial cost is $35, which includes the e-collar, bandaging and extra time. For each additional claw removed, the charge is $20.
Dewclaws are the claws located above the foot. They are the “thumbs”. Most dogs do not have rear dewclaws and they can be a problem, especially if the nails are not trimmed regularly. Certain breeds, such as Great Pyrenees always have rear dewclaws.
**Please be mindful that we prefer to do this surgery at the same time as spay/neuter. Medically necessary dewclaw removal will be done as needed.
Q. What is included in the dewclaw surgery price?
Procedure, bandaging, e-collar and extra time.
Q. Do they stay overnight for observation?
No, they can go home the same day.
Additional Surgical Charges
Pregancy surcharge: $15-50
Price determined by term of pregnancy and size of animal.
Cryptorchid charge: $15-50
Depends on location of testicle and size of animal. Cryptorchid is when a testicular has not dropped.
Obesity charge: $10-25
Depends on degree of obesity.
Hydrometra charge: $15-30
Hydrometra is accumulation of fluid in the uterus. It frequently leads to Pyometra.
Umbilical Hernia: $25-50, if done at the time of spay or neuter, $75 if done by itself.
Pyometra surcharge – Varies according to severity
Budget Vet offers ear cropping for dogs. This is a controversial procedure. Budget Vet’s stance is this-as long as this procedure is legal, we offer it to try to prevent ‘backyard’ ear croppings that are unsanitary and often done without any anesthesia or pain medication. The procedure is painful. We provide pain medication and a sterile environment in which to do the procedure. The owner of the dog must understand that their dog will experience discomfort following the procedure for 1-2 weeks.
The price range varies depending on the breed and size of the dog.
Pitbull crop less than 25lbs: $250
Pitbull crop over 25lbs: $300-350
******The procedure produces the best results when done between the ages of 9wks to 4 months. Dogs over 4 months will experience excessive hemorrhage and greater chance of infection.*******
Schnauzer/Min Pin crop: $250
Doberman/Boxer/Great Dane: $350
Dobermans/Boxers and Great Danes may require repeated bandaging because the cuts are longer and may not stand right away. Must be done by 12 weeks to stand!
Ear crop price includes e-collar, pain medication, surgery, anesthesia, capstar flea treatment, nail trim, bandaging as needed and rechecks. Not all crops require bandaging or rechecks. This is a cosmetic procedure and there is no guarantee that the outcome will be as planned. All dogs have unique ears. No refunds will be issued for cosmetic reasons.
Other Surgeries Not Listed
Budget Vet also offers many other surgeries, including: mass removal, laceration repair, cystotomy, foreign body removal, exploratory, perineal urethrostomy, splenectomy, aural hematoma repair, amputations, tail docks, etc. We must evaluate your pet prior to providing an estimate for any of these.
ALL DOGS OVER 12 WEEKS OF AGE MUST BRING PROOF OF RABIES VACCINATION AT CHECK IN FOR SURGERY. PROOF MUST BE IN THE FORM OF A RABIES CERTIFICATE FROM A LICENSED VETERINARIAN. TAGS ARE NOT CONSIDERED PROOF OF VACCINATION. IF PROOF IS NOT PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF CHECK IN, YOUR PET WILL BE REQUIRED TO GET A RABIES VACCINATION THE DAY OF SURGERY****
Other services, diagnostic testing and surgical, are available upon request but require prior notice.
To ask for additional services, such as preanesthetic labwork, or special surgery, please email us at email@example.com