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Old 01-10-2008, 11:46 AM
 
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Are there a fair amount of animal hospitals in Maine? What about the larger, 24 hour places? Anyone have any information? Thanks.
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:00 PM
 
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yes, there are a fair number of veterinary hospitals in Maine (are you looking in a particular area?). Many of the smaller vet clinics will provide 24 hour coverage by trading off nights and weekends with each other; but there are also several emergency care hospitals....I know there's one in Brewer, and also Lewiston, and Portland. There may be others as well that I'm not familiar with....
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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yes, there are a fair number of veterinary hospitals in Maine (are you looking in a particular area?). Many of the smaller vet clinics will provide 24 hour coverage by trading off nights and weekends with each other; but there are also several emergency care hospitals....I know there's one in Brewer, and also Lewiston, and Portland. There may be others as well that I'm not familiar with....
I believe there is one on Warren Avenue in Portland, thankfully I haven't had to use it in the nearly 20 years I've owned my cat.
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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yes, that's the one I was thinking of ...they are very good, though expensive.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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yes, that's the one I was thinking of ...they are very good, though expensive.
Yes, I'd heard that too, although anytime I walk in the door of either of my vets (yes, I have two, one is a "specialist") I have to hang on to my wallet. Of course it's all worth it.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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yes, that's the one I was thinking of ...they are very good, though expensive.
I think all of the "emergency" care vets are very expensive, even compared to regular vet prices. I took one of my Siamese to an emergency vet after his face got bashed in, and they were estimating $2500 *before* surgical costs. As much as I love my animals, the cost for them to do the fix was going to be way too much. I had to tell them to just stabilize, give fluids and pain med And I'd take him to my regular vet when he opened.

Regular vet cost me $2200 including surgery to wire his jaw back together (broken in 4 places) and grinding smooth the broken canines. The bill from the "E" vet came to $500 for just what little treatment they gave.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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No 24 hour animal hospital up here really, but whenever I have needed them in the middle of the night all it took was a phone call and they met me at their clinic. We may not have the fancy places, and the snazzy buildings of other places, but the vets really do care about your pets and they will treat them day or night with no difference in cost. At least the ones I have gone to in the Caribou/Presque Isle area.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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My older dog has heart problems and has to have ultrasounds on his heart...sigh.

KA-CHING!

Our Winthrop vet's office is way cheaper than in MA...just another thing to love about Maine.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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My older dog has heart problems and has to have ultrasounds on his heart...sigh.

KA-CHING!

Our Winthrop vet's office is way cheaper than in MA...just another thing to love about Maine.
My cat just had one of those too. The veterinary specialist gives us a "frequent customer" discount, which made me chuckle while I reached in for my wallet.
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Old 01-10-2008, 05:19 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. I live in the NYC area (suburbs) and it's really expensive here too. Was wondering if I ever moved up to New England (like Maine which I know is different from Boston) would there be specialists and possibly veterinary offices in which to work as I do this part-time. It sounds as if there are many specialty vets and good vets, albeit expensive. They all are these days.
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