Merry because of the size of my crew I negotiate rates ... and I can also pay the amounts off if needed.
IMO its very important to find vets that will accept payment plans .. but I also have a good reputaion which helps.
The SPCA does it at a reduced rate depending on income .... I think they charge about R300.00 most vets however charge R800 for a spay and about R400.00 for a neuter.
I pay R250.00 at my vet in exchange for animal behaviour "lectures" in the consulting room .. this is telling people the basics of animal care etc ...
I have managed to find 3 vets in my area that I use for different problems.
2 boxers Miki & Monty
Boy Cats: Tucker,Freeway,Tyson,Copicat,Mike
Girl Cats : Magic, Garfield, Buggie,Lexie,Spike,Ginger,Blue,Spooky,Rotten, Trouble
2 Conures,2 African Greys,1 Black winged Jardine