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Vet fees have risen by up to 20% in 18 months

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By Josh Loeb

Fees charged to clients for some procedures increased dramatically last year, results from the latest Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) fees survey show.

An examination of national data showed the typical total fee charged for surgically treating pyometra in a 15 kg cocker spaniel rose to £650 (median) at the end of 2018.

The mid-2017 figure for this procedure was £538.40.

This was the biggest price rise observed for any one type of veterinary procedure, with an increase of more than 20 per cent – well above the rate of general inflation as measured via the Consumer Price …

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