I’ve just sent some sheep to Russia, as part of a consignment. I filled all the paperwork in as much as I could, ready for the vet (who had done that course), as it was just simpler that way.Just think of a number and add some on
Last year we exported some semen to the USA (and in turn to Canada and NZ). We needed extensive tests, whilst the tups were in isolation, which required the vet to have passed various 'boards' (in order to be qualified to complete the paperwork) - that guy charged by the minute
We did the same, just needed his 'autograph' and the results attaching but it was still a fair old bill.I’ve just sent some sheep to Russia, as part of a consignment. I filled all the paperwork in as much as I could, ready for the vet (who had done that course), as it was just simpler that way.
Why should vet call outs be any different to mechanics call outs where you pay travelling time.Relative to hourly rate and drug prices. I’m personally against call out charges based on distance. Why penalise someone who wants to use you especially as farm vets rarely go practice to the farm then back to the practice, normally a round of calls.
As I said I don’t think it’s right to penalise someone if you really want their business. Plus vet rarely go practice to farm to practice, it’s normally a round of calls or you may end up travelling one side of the area to the other. Does the second farmer get a massive bill then? Just because a farm is next door to the practice doesn’t mean the vet drove there from the practice. What happens out of hours when vets travel from their homes? Standard call out charges are the simplest and fairest. They should be designed to cover the cost of running the vehicle and a standard amount of time.Why should vet call outs be any different to mechanics call outs where you pay travelling time.
Nice perspective. If you spread it out across the whole of the "herd" I guess they appear even more reasonable too.Vets fees always appear expensive, but as they offer a 24 hour service and normally are with you within an hour of a phone call, they are actually good value really........ especially if you only use them once or twice a year.