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14 Oakley Rd, Harwich CO12 4QZ, UK – 01255 503807
The only Local vet but a little out of the town. Have used the for many years. Helpful and friendly staff.
Have had a bad 6 weeks with my dogs, 6 weeks ago dog one had a problem on a Thursday evening, So phoned vet at approx. 6.45 told to phone emergency vet at Colchester as we are closing shortly. Upon ringing Colchester the first thing the female who answered asked is do you know the charge for us seeing your animal here? Husband said no was told £150.00 and any treatment is extra on top. Well we could not afford that so managed the problem until the next day ourselves and then sought help. Now come this week Tuesday and thank God it was a Tuesday dog number two collapsed whilst out walking early morning. Husband phoned our son who came and got her home by now time was 6.45 really needed to see a vet there and then. But that would mean going to Colchester and paying through the nose to be seen, Got her to vets at 8,50 and vet said either a stroke or a blood clot, I am no vet but I had already worked that out for myself. However that warranted a consultation fee, Son was asked to assist by holding an oxygen mask by the dogs face. Son said dog was on oxygen for 5 minutes oxygen had no effect. Cost on the bill £38.00 just for the oxygen. Wonder if should bill Kinfauns for my sons input. As would have thought at that price the vet had an assistant standing by. Well we have one dog left now and after her no more. Have always had rescue dogs but as my dogs were 13 and 12 no insurance wants to know them past age 10. I get a little peeved reading about us vets are all dog lovers, Yes and how nice that your chosen career is so lucrative for you. When I first moved here 5 years ago was told Kinfauns did PDSA work so enquired to be told. We had to stop it we were losing too much money. Would have thought real animal lovers would operate some scheme within their area to assist people who take in a rescue pet but no nothing. Finally almost laughed when I phoned today to ask what an annual booster injection cost is now. Told £46.60 and that includes a free health check. I said it is not free. So will take my remaining dog back to where I took her last year for her booster where used to live cost £25.00 last year. Doubt price has gone up much since last year. If some can provide boosters at that price why not others.