I took my cat (male, approx 1 yr old) for a health check and a desex/microchip appointment in late august. He has never seen a vet prior to this point (was a rescued stray).
The first appointment (health check) was exactly $100, and included the standard 3 vaccinations. After the surgery, I was notified of a negative FIV result and consented to a vaccine which cost $45. The second appointment (the desexing and microchipping) cost me about $664, and seemed abnormally high, and was broken down like this:
Level 1a profile…$169
Anaesthesia - nerve block…$0.00
It ended up costing me $764 in total. What I want to know is whether or not this was still too high a cost for a male desexing. Not looking for a refund at this point just wanting to know if the cost was way out of whack.