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OFA eye/heart exams?

I've been calling around and there's a $50+ variation in costs, but even the low end is much higher than I expected...

When my older dog has been done at health clinics in the past, it's been around $70-80 for both, but every vet I've called, has been much higher PER test... and it's actually surprising. I knew health clinics got a good deal, but I didn't expect that much of a difference.

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Gee! In my area the cardiac cerf (with a board certified cardiologist) at a university was I think like $35 at the most. Of course I think it was like 15 or 20 to send it in. The eye cerf was even cheaper at $28. Was not too bad


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Argggg I called the university here.... maybe I talked to the wrong person? Maybe I asked the wrong questions? ("Do you do OFA eye and heart exams? What days are those done? What is the approximate cost?")
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Eye Care For Animals, Akron, OH conducts monthly CERF Clinics at our facility. Exams are done by Dr. Mark Bobofchak, DVM, DACVO. Cost is $32 for the 1st dog and $26 for each additional dog. Please call 330-670-1300 for an appointment.
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Eye Care For Animals, Akron, OH conducts monthly CERF Clinics at our facility. Exams are done by Dr. Mark Bobofchak, DVM, DACVO. Cost is $32 for the 1st dog and $26 for each additional dog. Please call 330-670-1300 for an appointment.
Thanks for pulling that up!

I called and asked and apparently this is old info. Now it's $145 for the first dog and $26 for the 2nd+.
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What??? *eyes bug out of head* That's quite a jump in price.

I don't know if this is helpful at all..
http://acvo.org/frames/publicframe.htm


All Breed Heart, Eye, Microchip Clinic
DNA blood draw for OFA and Broad Institute
Richboro Veterinary Hospital, 1096 Second Street Pike, Richboro, PA
Heart: Dr. Meg Sleeper -Auscultation - $40
Eye: Dr. Kristin Vygantas - CERF - $35
Microchip - ResQ - $25 - No registration fee.
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ANNUAL ALL BREED HEALTH CLINIC
Richboro Veterinary Hospital 1096 Second Street Pike Richboro, Pennsylvania 18954
Sunday April 3, 2011
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Clinics Offered
CERF Eye Exams - Dr. Robert Peiffer, VMD Diplomate AVCO - $35 includes CERF Form.
Heart Auscultations - Dr. Megan King, DVM Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology) - $35 includes OFA Form, if needed.
Heart Echo-Cardiogram with Doppler - Dr. Joshua Gidlewski, DVM Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology) - $225
OFA Hip X-Rays (no sedation) small dogs 30 lbs. and under ONLY - Dr. John Linn, VMD - $80
Please Note: X-Rays will be sent digitally directly from the Vet Hospital to OFA on the day of the clinic. You will need to bring a credit card to pay for the OFA charges related to the submission of the X-Rays. The above fee is the charge for taking the X-Rays and must be paid for when registering.
OFA Patellae - Dr. John Linn, VMD - $25
Microchips AKC-CAR - $30
ALL BREEDS ARE WELCOME.
Pre-Registration: March 28, 2011
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Ok, Erie Kennel Club is having OFA Heart Exams on Jan 29. Not sure if this is too far, but wanted to let you know.

Page 19 of Premium. Ascultation exam is $30. Echo is $150
http://www.infodog.com/prm/584/prm58...mode=bookmarks
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Thanks!!! We found one nearby at the end of Feb, but maybe we'll do this one?

Thanks for sharing!
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