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LastChancePrice 03-23-2014 08:53 PM

Good Vetenary clinic in Montreal for eye surgery?
 
Well here is the situation. My cat got an eye ulcers that will probably require surgery. The vet i went referred me to Centre venerinaire DMV in Lachine. After some reading on the internet i just see that they are extremely charging and not the best, maybe.

Do anyone got any recommendation? I read that Liesse Animal Clinic in Dorval look good. But do you any recommendation or feedback about a clinic to operate your animal?

Whitesnake 03-23-2014 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by LastChancePrice (Post 82164971)
Well here is the situation. My cat got an eye ulcers that will probably require surgery. The vet i went referred me to Centre venerinaire DMV in Lachine. After some reading on the internet i just see that they are extremely charging and not the best, maybe.

Do anyone got any recommendation? I read that Liesse Animal Clinic in Dorval look good. But do you any recommendation or feedback about a clinic to operate your animal?

Frankly, I always thought that DMV was pretty much one of the best.

LastChancePrice 03-23-2014 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Whitesnake (Post 82166543)
Frankly, I always thought that DMV was pretty much one of the best.

Well i dont know, seriously, but i found this after some search

http://www.vetratingz.com/ratings/18...naire+DMV.html

Half of the people who went there seem unhappy. So i dont know. They might be good, but im just hoping they dont charge like 3000$ for it or ill freak out ...

psychonaut 03-23-2014 09:24 PM

http://www.taschereauveterinarianhospital.ca/

This is where I go by far the best place I found but its on the south shore.
Its allots cheaper then any other place I ever been. The only problem is they treat you like humans so you wait in the in the room like in a emergency room.

Agnostic 03-23-2014 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by LastChancePrice (Post 82166741)
Well i dont know, seriously, but i found this after some search

http://www.vetratingz.com/ratings/18...naire+DMV.html

Half of the people who went there seem unhappy. So i dont know. They might be good, but im just hoping they dont charge like 3000$ for it or ill freak out ...

That's what emergency care for an animal costs. It's crazy but you made the commitment. Emergency care is typically $600 a night in hospital plus diagnostics plus treatment plus surgeon costs plus drugs. Plus HST.

juve 03-23-2014 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Agnostic (Post 82167835)
That's what emergency care for an animal costs. It's crazy but you made the commitment. Emergency care is typically $600 a night in hospital plus diagnostics plus treatment plus surgeon costs plus drugs. Plus HST.

That's why I got pet insurance. I pay 40$, it covers 90% of the bill for my dog and he's covered for everything, except vaccination shots.

LastChancePrice 03-23-2014 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by juve (Post 82168355)
That's why I got pet insurance. I pay 40$, it covers 90% of the bill for my dog and he's covered for everything, except vaccination shots.

Mind i ask you where you take these kind of assurance please?

LastChancePrice 03-23-2014 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Agnostic (Post 82167835)
That's what emergency care for an animal costs. It's crazy but you made the commitment. Emergency care is typically $600 a night in hospital plus diagnostics plus treatment plus surgeon costs plus drugs. Plus HST.


I know i made the commitment. Just trying to find now a kid of cheaper and trusty alternative.

juve 03-23-2014 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by LastChancePrice (Post 82168599)
Mind i ask you where you take these kind of assurance please?

I'll send you a pm.

Bill McNeal 03-23-2014 09:55 PM

http://www.cvrivesud.com/

Not in Montreal, but ya... Pretty much the top clinic in the province.

Agnostic 03-23-2014 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by LastChancePrice (Post 82168599)
Mind i ask you where you take these kind of assurance please?

Too late for your eye problems or for any other pre-existing condition the animal has . "Insurance" is something you have to take out almost day 1 when they are kittens and have no medical history.

juve 03-23-2014 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Agnostic (Post 82169167)
Too late for your eye problems or for any other pre-existing condition the animal has . "Insurance" is something you have to take out almost day 1 when they are kittens and have no medical history.

Not true, you can insurance the animal at any age. The only difference being it will be much cheaper when the animal is a baby.

Oshawa General 03-23-2014 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by LastChancePrice (Post 82168649)
I know i made the commitment. Just trying to find now a kid of cheaper and trusty alternative.

I have (2) big dogs, also had a cat and the only place I trust now is a Vet in St Lazare, well worth the drive, price is reasonable, very caring Doctors and caring staff, St-Lazare Veterinary Hospital

http://www.veterinairevaudreuil.ca/s...st-lazare.html

Agnostic 03-23-2014 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by juve (Post 82169445)
Not true, you can insurance the animal at any age. The only difference being it will be much cheaper when the animal is a baby.

Not true. When making a claim the insurer will look at all existing medical records since birth, pre-existing conditions are not covered.

I know this from experience.

My dog was insured at 2 years old, and he had knee problems at 4 years old. The insurer didn't cover a $1800 surgery because they examined vet records and at a very early age the vet had noted looseness in his knees and possible arthritis.

Our research found that this is standard in all the major animal insurance plans.
Also, if you make a claim on a condition that condition is not covered again, and your premiums will go up.

Better to sock away $40 a month and pay out of pocket.
These plans rarely work in the pet owners favour.

juve 03-23-2014 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Agnostic (Post 82169911)
Not true. When making a claim the insurer will look at all existing medical records since birth, pre-existing conditions are not covered.

I know this from experience.

My dog was insured at 2 years old, and he had knee problems at 4 years old. The insurer didn't cover a $1800 surgery because they examined vet records and at a very early age the vet had noted looseness in his knees and possible arthritis.

Our research found that this is standard in all the major animal insurance plans.
Also, if you make a claim on a condition that condition is not covered again, and your premiums will go up.

Better to sock away $40 a month and pay out of pocket.
These plans rarely work in the pet owners favour.

Maybe it depends where you insure you dog.

Agnostic 03-23-2014 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by juve (Post 82170093)
Maybe it depends where you insure you dog.


These are pretty standard policies with the big name insurers. How many claims have you made and when did you insure your pet?

juve 03-23-2014 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Agnostic (Post 82170379)
These are pretty standard policies with the big name insurers. How many claims have you made and when did you insure your pet?

I got my husky insured at a around year old and he's now four. I only made one claim, although it was minor. It was for a blood test which cost around 100$. I only ended up paying 10$.

Kobe Armstrong 03-23-2014 10:28 PM

Pliers and sedatives

Agnostic 03-23-2014 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by juve (Post 82170455)
I got my husky insured at a around year old and he's now four. I only made one claim, although it was minor. It was for a blood test which cost around 100$. I only ended up paying 10$.

Try making a major claim for a condition that exists on his medical record. You will be denied the claim guaranteed. That's why it is favourable to take out the policy when they are kittens/pups.

I guarantee 100 percent the OP cannot make an eye surgery claim for his pet. Ever.

Unfortunately the insurer will not tell you at the time you take out the policy, they will tell you when you try to make the claim.

juve 03-23-2014 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Agnostic (Post 82170613)
Try making a major claim for a condition that exists on his medical record. You will be denied the claim guaranteed. That's why it is favourable to take out the policy when they are kittens/pups.

I guarantee 100 percent the OP cannot make an eye surgery claim for his pet. Ever.

Unfortunately the insurer will not tell you at the time you take out the policy, they will tell you when you try to make the claim.

I hope I never have to make a major claim.

Mike8 03-23-2014 11:41 PM

Pierrefonds vet clinic


I find them to be the best in the Montreal area. Haven't tried the St Lazare one mentioned above, but tried most others.

LastChancePrice 03-24-2014 06:35 AM

Thank a lot all for your recommendations. Ill will call a few of thwm and see what are my options :)

Burke the Legend 03-24-2014 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Agnostic (Post 82169911)
Not true. When making a claim the insurer will look at all existing medical records since birth, pre-existing conditions are not covered.

I know this from experience.

My dog was insured at 2 years old, and he had knee problems at 4 years old. The insurer didn't cover a $1800 surgery because they examined vet records and at a very early age the vet had noted looseness in his knees and possible arthritis.

Our research found that this is standard in all the major animal insurance plans.
Also, if you make a claim on a condition that condition is not covered again, and your premiums will go up.

Better to sock away $40 a month and pay out of pocket.
These plans rarely work in the pet owners favour.

40 a month is not cheap...

That is $500 a year so by age 4 that's already costing you $2000 and the insurer wont even cover a surgery on half potential problems? hardly seems worth it.

rickthegoon 03-24-2014 09:11 AM

I have no idea on the prices compared to other places, but I have been to the St-Hyacinthe hospital affiliated with Université de Montreal vet faculty, and was blown away with the proffesionalism of these people.

I went there with a dog from the Mira fondation that had cataracts in both eyes.
Truly impressed with the medical staff.

http://www.medvet.umontreal.ca/chuv/...compagnie.html


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