this National Consumer Service (Sernac) conducted a price survey of a number of veterinary services and found differences of up to 3,400% in the case of a general consultation with a minimum price of $1,000 and a maximum of $35,000.
Sernac’s national director, Andrés Herrera, says that according to the latest animal census, 8 out of 10 Chileans have at least one Pet.
“Today pets are part of many families and have even multiplied. his adoption in the pandemic for the company. It is therefore important that consumers have enough information to choose the best option when seeking a veterinary service,” he said.
When the prices of the institutions providing general consultation and/or healthy control services for dogs and cats were examined, a difference of 3,400% was found, with a minimum of $1,000 at Zoolomascotas Veterinary Medical Center located in the commune of El Bosque; and a maximum of $35,000 at the Lavacán Veterinary Clinic in the commune of Vitacura.
For general consultation plus microchip implantation, values for dogs or cats fluctuate between a minimum of $7,000 at Zooolomascotas Veterinary Medical Center in El Bosque; and $60,000 at Lavacan Veterinary Clinic. So there is a 757% difference.
In the case of dogs, the minimum value of general counseling and rabies vaccination at Zoolomascotas Veterinary Medical Center in El Bosque is $6,000; While the maximum price reaches $36,000 at the American Veterinary Clinic in Vitacura. So 500% difference.
It is a procedure for the surgical removal of the testicles with an anesthetic protocol (general anesthesia using a combination of drugs administered only intravenously). At Zoolomascotas Veterinary Medical Center in El Bosque, the minimum cost for a 10-pound dog reaches $21,000; While the maximum price reaches $285,000 at Posta Veterinaria Spa in Lo Barnechea. So there is a 1.257% difference.
The minimum price for the same procedure for cats at Zoolomascotas de El Bosque is $15,000; and a maximum of $240,000 at Bon Amie Veterinary Clinic in Macul. In other words, there is a 1500% difference between the two centers.
It is a surgical procedure in which both the ovaries and the uterus are removed with the anesthesia protocol.
At Zooolomascotas de el Bosque Veterinary Medical Center, the minimum cost for bitches weighing 10 pounds reaches $25,000; the highest price is $324,000 at Posta Veterinaria Spa in Lo Barnechea. So, a difference of 1.196%.
For female cats, the minimum price of the same procedure on Zoolomascotas is $18,000; and a maximum of $260,000 at Bon Amie Veterinary Clinic in Macul. In other words, there is a 1.344% difference between the two centers.
Internal and external deworming
For this service, the minimum value for a 10-pound dog reaches $3,500 at Veterinaria Piedra Roja Ltda in Huechuraba and a maximum of $63,000 at Posta Veterinaria Spa in Lo Barnechea. So there is 1,700% difference.
In the case of cats, the minimum price for the same procedure at Veterinaria Piedra Roja Ltda in El Bosque is $3,000; and a maximum of $57,000 at Posta Veterinaria Spa in Lo Barnechea. So there is a 1.800% difference.
The minimum value for this service at Veterinaria Recoleta reaches $20,000; While reaching a maximum of $65,000 at the American Veterinary Clinic in Vitacura. So there is a 225% difference between the two.
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