I came home Yesterday evening returning to my 4 year old chihuahua in his cage with his eye popped out of socket. I immediatly took him to banfeild the pet hospital and they told me to go right away to vca animal hospital before his eye ruptures.
I went right away when i got there the vet came and took him from me while i finished checking in. They pulled me and my husband into the exam room and explained to us that it would cost 1200.00 for the procedure and it needed to be done right now in order for him to keep his sight and his eye. We told her we do not have that kind of money right now we just payed a large amount of bills. She told us to go ahead and fill out a application for a loan through carecredit.
we did and we got declined. the next step was a payment plan through the hospital but we would have to have 50 percent down that night. I explained i really do not have anymoney i can get the money but it wouldnt be till monday but i do not want my dog to suffer so is there anyway you can go ahead and do it and i will sign a promisary note saying i will pay it monday. She then told me she cannot.
So we went outside and called a couple of friends and family to try and figure how we can arrange to do this asap. The doctor came outside and told us she cant do anything untill we have 50 percent but time is going by and he will loose his sight and his eye if i do not hurry. We continued calling friends and family, about 1 hour later the docter came back out and told us that they can work out a deal and it would be $650.00 but i would need 350.00 down that was a little better on us and we where able to do that. we left for about 1 hour and they told us we could pick up are dog.
He was completly lethargic they said he was still sleeping from surgery just keep a eye on him .(in previous convo with the 1200.00 estimate he would have to bbe there over night and be hospitalized) I do appreciate them lowering the cost for us but at the same time they waited and waited till we had cash in hand and he could have lost his eye sight I wanted to see what you thought about this story.
Product or Service Mentioned: Vca Animal Hospital Pet Medical Service.
Monetary Loss: $850.