You may have received a flier in the mail about the local larger clinic(s) starting a client referral program. If you haven't heard about it, you can probably find the details on the internet.
Fair enough, let's briefly look behind the scenes at some savings based off of receipts and estimates new clients brought to us over the last year:
- Emergency fees: Our base fee to drive in and see an emergency after hours, on the weekend or even on holidays is close to $100 less than neighboring clinics. We also address only what's necessary during the emergency, and won't try to up-sell you on non-emergency services like vaccines while you are here late at night.
- Hospitalization: Our daily hospitalization charges for either a dog or a cat staying with us that is on IV fluids are over $100 less PER DAY. Average days spent in the hospital is usually 3 or more, leading to considerably less cost for the same care.
- Dental Cleanings: We, on average, are $300-$400 less for a dental cleaning (including extractions in most cases) than surrounding clinics. This still includes anesthesia, and a highly skilled team cleaning and examining your pet's teeth. AND, in the month of February it would be an even greater savings since we ALWAYS have discounted dental cleanings in honor of National Pet Dental Health Month.
- These are just a few of many examples where our clients save.
So for those new clients, if in one year, their pets needed an after hours appointment, three days of hospitalization and one dental cleaning, they could have saved around $700 by bringing their pets to Niagara Animal Hospital.