View Full Version : Cheaper than an ER visit

20th August 2007, 04:12 PM
I posted this a comment to another thread, but thought it was worth posting in this section so more people see it.
If you live in the US and have Petsmart stores in your area, most have a Banfield clinic located within. Many of these clinics are open late and on weekends....even on Sundays. We found this out last year when Gus had kennel cough and our neighbor told us instead of an ER visit, try Banfield...obvioulsy a lot less expensive than ER vets.

20th August 2007, 04:15 PM
Thanks for that information; I am sure that will be of help to people! :thmbsup:

20th August 2007, 05:15 PM
We have Pets at Home here in the UK too and my local branch now has a vets within in that is also open over the weekend I believe, useful to know should you ever need to get to a vet PDQ!!

Cathy Moon
20th August 2007, 11:42 PM
Wow! That's great - I'm going to ask at our Petsmart. That is such a good idea. :)

20th August 2007, 11:46 PM
Thats great! One of the local vet offices here (Briarcliff Animal Hospital) in Atlanta are open until about 10 pm during the week and also on Sundays which is great for people who work! I have had Oliver there at 9:30 at night--its very convenient.

21st August 2007, 01:46 AM
Gosh Jen....thank you for sharing that info!!! We have a Petsmart being built nearby....I will make sure to see if they have a Banfield clinic in it when they open. If so, it would be only a 20 minute drive versus a 40 minute drive to the emergency night/weekend vet. That could make a HUGE difference in an emergency!!! Thanks again!!!!!