I don't know if the rest of you are as shocked as I was at the cost of pet vaccinations in Sarasota County.
I nearly fell off my chair. I have had the same vet for years he was a great old country vet, he believed in the same principles as I did which was only treating what need to be treated, not over treating or over medicating an animal and not giving vaccinating that were not needed.
I use many holistic methods on my animals an my vet was fine with that. He believe in charging what something was worth. He charged $46 for a full set of vaccination shots with county tags and Heartguard for $24. He finally retired when he was well into his 80's selling his practice to a younger vet.
They of course did not hold many of his beliefs especially frowning on holistic practices and the practice of charging what things are worth. Needless to say, I was on the hunt for a new vet so I started looking in Sarasota as my vet was in Bradenton.
Boy, oh boy was I surprised.
First, I was told that if my dog was in tact that it would be an extra charge (not spayed or neutered).
After seven calls I had my average price of vaccinations. The cost to vaccinate a 7 pound dog would be somewhere between $186 and $215. How could that be possible?
Luckily, I saw a sign when I was driving through the SweetBay grocery store parking lot for pet vaccinations for $35 so I thought I would check it out; I'm glad I did. The service is through Pet Shot Express.
For $84 I got all vaccinations, Sarasota County pet ID tag plus a heart worm check and prescription for Trifexis.
I could have gotten the $35 deal but I opted for the full monty while I was there.
The vet was from a clinic in Venice; she was extremely knowledgeable and very nice.
They do this on a regular basis I will put their information at the end of the post so you can also get low-cost pet vaccinations. They have a website that has all the information on dates and times.
One thing you do need to know is they are only at each location for approximately 1 hour so get there early as the line forms quickly an there are cats, dogs, and birds.
The next time Pet Shot Express will be in Bradenton is Sunday, March 25, and Sunday, April 22.
They'll be in Sarasota on Sunday, April 1 and Sunday, April 15.
Look for signs at your local SweetBays, times vary.
Give them a call at 239-699-3153 or visit them at www.petshotexpress.net.