Reading previous reviews regarding this practise concerning pricing I can only agree. I sent a photo of Our Dog Bensons anal gland ailment to the surgery and received a five minute telephone consultation from a Vet who recommended Antibiotics and painkillers for this I was charged the grand total of £40, nice work if you can get it, but they are paid for what they know and not so much what they do. I did enquire as to the cost for the medication but was told that she could not give a price as she was not at a computer, when I arrived to collect and pay for the prescription it became obvious why she was reluctant to give a figure..........£176.48 including the consultation, I found this unbelievable and made a point of letting the Surgery know.
Because my dog was in pain I felt it would be prudent to take the medication and argue the toss afterwards.
I believe that the practice know that you require the medication urgently and make you pay for this with inflated prices, rather than you paying for the prescription then waiting a couple of days from a reputable on line Vet.
I will list the medication below:
Onsior tablets: Vet UK 0.78p each Your Vets £2.86
Antibiotics Vet UK £1.26 Your Vets £3.49
Your Vets Antibiotics Synuclave Vet UK Synolux, both the same active ingredients. The Prescription charge would be a £17 but overall Your Vets £74.58 more expensive, are they taking advantage? In my opinion yes.
I am sorry that you felt the telephone conversation with Holly was brief. Fortunately Benson’s condition was relatively simple to diagnose based on the pictures that you provided, and the fact that this was a long standing and recurrent condition. After discussing Benson’s condition and treatment plan with you, Holly then dispensed the medication. I appreciate that the price of prescription medication is cheaper when sourced online. The option of a written prescription was discussed with you, an option you declined to take.