Exam Fees

by Pawlicy Advisor
Dictionary
>
Veterinary Terms
>
Exam Fees

What are Exam Fees?

An exam fee is the cost your veterinarian bills you for your pet’s appointment or physical examination.

How Exam Fees Work

Exam fee costs will vary depending on your location and what is performed during the appointment. Specialists, such as a dermatologist or cardiologist, or emergency veterinary exams tend to be more expensive than a general or routine veterinarian visit.


Key Takeaways

  • The typical exam fee varies based on location.
  • Specialists or emergency veterinary care fees can be more costly.
  • Pet insurance can reimburse you for exam fees related to an unexpected accident or illness.
  • A wellness add-on to your pet insurance plan can reimburse you for routine exam fees.

Related Terms

Fecal Exam
A fecal exam (or fecal flotation) is a type of diagnostic test a veterinarians use to identify internal parasites and irregularities in the stool of a dog or cat.
Read More.
Gold-Standard Care
Gold-standard care refers to the highest quality veterinary care that all pets deserve to receive.
Read More.
Heartworm Test
A heartworm test is necessary for veterinarians to diagnose the presence and severity of a parasitic infection in pets.
Read More.

See related articles

vet visit with small dog
15 minute read

How Much Does a Vet Visit Cost? Here's Everything You Need To Know

dog having tick removed
8 minute read

Lyme Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & How to Cut The Costs

Cat with ringworm on neck
8 minute read

Ringworm in Cats: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Dog waiting to take prescription medication pills
5 minute read

Benadryl for Dogs: Uses, Dosage, and Side Effects

Puppy Dalmation at a veterinary checkup.
24 minute read

Is Pet Insurance Worth It? Here’s A Veterinarian’s Perspective

A family with pets that are insured by Pawlicy Advisor
Pawlicy Advisor is the leading independent marketplace for finding the best coverage for your pet at the lowest rate.
Join 2,438,795+ insured dogs and cats across the US.
Get a Quote
Our pet insurance partners
Pets Best Pet Insurance Logo
ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Logo
Figo Pet Insurance Logo
Petplan Pet Insurance Logo
MetLife Pet Insurance Logo
Hartville Pet Insurance Logo