As mentioned above, the costs will depend on the purpose of your visit.
The costs for routine vet visits are markedly different from costs for specialist consultations. If your dog has been in an accident and in need of emergency surgery, then the costs would include vet and consultation charges along with in-patient stays and surgery costs.
However, to give you an idea of what type of costs to expect, your annual vet care costs for a dog fall in the range of $300 to $400.
The average cost of having a vet check your dog through a physical exam is $50.
Almost all vets will charge a consultation fee, but there are healthcare plans that you can consider with different pet healthcare providers. For example, Petsmart has a wellness plan which costs $30 per month and you get decent coverage.
Then there are vaccines and ailments. Shots cost in the neighborhood of $15 to $25, but if you’re deworming your dog then you can expect a $1,000 bill.
On average, emergency care tends to run upwards of $1,000.
Surgeries can also be expensive.
For example, if your dog has a broken leg, you can expect surgery and aftercare costs to go upwards of $3,500.
Similarly, tumor removals cost in the neighborhood of $1,000, not to mention all the treatment costs that follow after.
So, as you can see, the costs of a vet visit will ultimately depend on the reason for your visit.