How much should I expect to pay for Vet Services?

by PetCloud / Pet Owner Advice / 16 Nov 2020

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Part of responsible Pet Ownership is being proactive about your pet's health care and budgeting to accommodate the prices for the health services your pets will need in future.

We're building a rough guide below as to how much Pet Owners of domestic companion animals (dogs and cats) might expect to pay for Vet services, based off data from Vet Clinics nationally. 

There is a wide variation in vet fees between small animal, equine and mixed animal services. There is also a variation between prices of rural, regional and city vet clinics. 

Note, this price guide is still in progress as the survey continues until the end of February 2021.

Prices are based off research that we have done so far to date. If you are a registered Australian Vet who practices in Australia, and would like to contribute to the survey, head to the survey form now 

Vet Service Approx Cost

Annual Wellness Health Check Ups

Consultation from $58


Sick Pet Appointment and Diagnosis Approx Cost


from $58
Radiology (X-rays)   from $58
Laboratory/pathology testing such as Urinalysis (Wee), Fecal (Poo) Tests, Blood Tests from 


Vaccinations Approx Cost

C3 (core) Parvovirus, distemper and infectious hepatitis

from $58
C4 (which is C3 + parainfluenza virus) from $58
C5 vaccine (which is C4 + Bordetella bronchiseptica recurring every three years)  from $68
C6  (which is C4 + corona virus and leptospirosis) from $68
C7 (which is C5 + corona virus and leptospirosis recurring every three years)  from $68
F3 vaccine (Cats) from $57
F5 vaccine (Cats) from $61
FIV vaccine (Cats) from $29
RCV vaccine from $52


Parasite Prevention Approx Cost


from $50
Tick from $50
Worming (Heart & Gut) from $50


Surgical procedures - Consider extra costs such as Ultrasound, blood tests to detect any abnormalities, general anaesthetic (puts your pet in a sleep-like state before surgery).

Approx Cost

Cat Desexing (Male)

from $96
Cat Desexing (Female) from $146-$159
Dog Desexing (Male) from $165 - $175
Dog Desexing (Female) from $200 - $300


Microchipping Approx Cost

Dog & Cat Microchip implanting



Cat & Dog Dentistry (Teeth) Approx Cost

Teeth cleaning, young

Full mouth teeth removal $750


Orthopaedic Surgery (Bones & Muscles) Approx Cost

Medially luxating patella

$1,000 - $1,300
Anterior cruciate ligament $1,600 - $1,900
Pelvic fractures $1,000 – $2,000
Limb fractures $1,000 – $2,000


Brachycephalic Airway Corrective surgery Approx Cost

Corrective surgery 

from $2500


Eye Surgery Approx Cost
Corneal ulcers from $450 - $600
Prolapsed third eyelid gland $450 - $600
Entropion $850 - $950
Meibomian gland tumours $650 - $850


Caesarean (Pregnancy Delivery) Approx Cost

Day procedure 

$750 – $950

After hours        

$1,000 – $1,200


Cancer Treatments Approx Cost

Skin Masses

from $600 - $700
Splenic Tumours from $800 - $1,000
Osteosarcoma $1,000 - $1,500
Anal gland adenocarcinomas $900 - $1,200
Mammary gland cancer $500 - $1,200
Ear & nose cancer in white cats $500 - $900


Soft Tissue Surgery Approx Cost

Soft palate resection

from $600 - $700


Abdomen Approx Cost

Gastrointestinal obstructions

$1,000 - $2,000
Oesophageal foreign bodies $1,000 - $2,000
Bladder stone removal $1,000 - $1,200


Pet Weight loss programs Approx Cost

Examination and weigh in from $58

from $58

Nutrition Plan 

from $58


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