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How to find an orthopedic vet?

Discussion in 'General Health' started by k9kreationz, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. k9kreationz

    k9kreationz Forums Celebrity

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    Hi all,

    It was suggested to me that I find an orthopedic vet to do Koji's MRI (I'm still thinking about it, even thogh the cost is ouch!). I got two referrals from my vet. One is a vet ER and specialists and the other is VCA. I admit, I'm soooo not sure about VCA. They could have awesome vets, but I just worry about the business side of things.

    I don't know if I should continue working or what. The fact that these two referrals are about 30 miles away means they're either hard to come by or those are the best ones in their opinion. They do have 4.5 stars on Yelp, hehe.

    Thoughts? I've never had to find a specialist. I'm good with the referrals, but I'm covering my bases.
     
  2. take4roll10

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    I've found specialists from googling and looking at reviews. And of course asking people who I train with.
     
  3. corbinam

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    Are there any dog sport clubs in your area? I find that they usually know all the ins and outs. If so, check out their FB page and maybe shoot them a message. Chances are they know someone who knows someone who can give a reco.!
     
  4. Ann

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    FWIW, I just got a quote from VCA on a procedure. It was THREE TIMES more than my regular vet, who is not cheap! My chiro vet told me because VCA is corporate, their prices are ridiculous. It's too bad, because their office here has some really good vets and surgeons but I'm not paying those prices.
     
  5. Chris

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    Call Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine (Annapolis Junction, MD). VOSM is the top in the country, and they may know of a good one near you. (240) 295-4400
     
  6. danisgoat

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    Ashley's suggest makes a lot of sense. They should know the best of the best in the area.
     
  7. k9kreationz

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    Yeah, they got bought out by MARS (I believe). Which is why I was wary, even if they have good vets, I still worry about being ripped off. I mean, I was already warned by my vet that it was going to cost about $1,500. So y'know, that's high enough for me to not want to do it.
     
  8. k9kreationz

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    Good point. There are lots of clubs nearby; I was a part of some of them before we retired, but not long enough to really make connections. BUT, I'm sure they'd help. This is when I wished I lived in SoCal still. I know exactly where to go and who to ask. Sigh.
     
  9. k9kreationz

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    Is this a link? I ask because it's coming up as a link, but all it wants to do is call (my computer has a click-to-call feature). I just wanted to make sure there wasn't one, lol. And thank you. I never thought about something like that. I will give them a call. :)
     
  10. k9kreationz

    k9kreationz Forums Celebrity

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    Also, and no dang clue why I didn't think about this, I'm reaching out to a few people who have contacts up here. Um, hello, Daisy Peel lives (or trains or whatever) up here.

    Thanks for helping my brain get working. I've got so much work, at work, the brain doesn't work for much else at this point.
     

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