Royal Flush Havanese complaints about veterinarians is not a long list, but you should always be your own and your dog's best advocate. We have some suggestions.
Before Bennie was a year old, I was informed by his owner that he popped out a cherry eye. Cherry eye is a condition where the 3rd eyelid which houses the tear gland in a dog prolapses, or falls out of place usually looking like a pink blob of flesh in the corner of the eye. There is debate as to whether this is genetic or not. I've even heard it can be caused by the groomers hair dryer being too forceful in the eye area. Bennie's vet immediately recommended surgery estimating at least $1200+. I called my vet to discuss the situation. He could repair Bennie's eye for $150.
What a shame that when you are need and want the best for your pet you have to price shop! BTW, Bennie's cherry eye repaired itself within a week and hasn't been a problem since. Real cost = $0
There are a lot of wonderful veterinarians out there. Make sure yours is one of them. They should be up to date on the latest techniques yet in touch with old school options that get the job done just as good, if not better.
We brought one of our girls who was having a very difficult premature delivery of havanese puppies to an exceptionally well known, well respected veterinary hospital in MA. The inexperienced vet came into the room and told us their fee would be $8000 -$10,000. After pulling myself up off the floor, I had a discussion with the vet who was able to drop her "price" to $2000 if all went well and $0 if they couldn't help my girl who they didn't think was going to make it through. WHY DID I HAVE TO NEGOTIATE?
Royal Flush Havanese complaints about veterinarians lesson to be learned;
ASK FOR REFERRALS, SHOP AROUND, FIND A VET YOU TRUST AND OTHERS TRUST! COMPARE PRICING SCHEDULES AHEAD OF TIME. HIGHER COST DOES NOT MEAN BETTER SERVICE.