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In Lab Health & Nutrition, I described Puff's recent opthalmic surgery at Kansas State's Coll of Vet Med Teaching Hospital and listed the costs. There were some comments on how inexpensive it was compared to other vets and, in some cases, other CVMs/SVMs.

http://www.justlabradors.com/forum/index.php/topic,41517.new.html#new

My experience (with 2 different Labs) has been generally quite positive although with certain minor exceptions which I'll post below.

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University of Wisconsin Vet Medical Teaching Hospital -- have dealt with them multiple times with dogs and horses, VERY good care, caring vets. Especially familiar with the ophthalmology department as we also have pugs and have had to have some eye surgeries on them.

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They operated on Buddy for ED. The treatment was excellent and the cost was well below what I would have paid in Charleston.
 

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Gabbys Mom -- what was your experience at Missouri's CVM?

I mentioned that most of my experiences with KSU's CVM-TH were excellent (for Bess & Puff) but that a few were not (and those have only been with Puff).

The unsatisfying ones:

Puff has an "innie" vulva. When I brought her in for spaying before her first heat they did not tell me that often innie vulvas self-correct when allowed to have a first heat.

A male DVM whom I've seen only once (maybe a resident? I haven't seen him there since) suggested I bring in Puff to have some oral papillomas on her chin removed. BUT, I'd read in Giffin & Carlson that these commonly affect dogs younger than 2 years and they'll usually remit in a few months as their immune system matures. So I declined his suggestion and they did vanish within a few weeks.

At about 2 years age, Puff kept getting a staph infection/pyoderma on her belly. The otherwise excellent DVM we saw 3X prescribed 21 day courses of cephalexin. Each one "cured" it for a few weeks but it quickly returned and was treated again. After the third time, I asked to see the dermatologist and she Rx'ed a medicated shampoo which has worked very well.
 
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