The typical cost of an MRI for a dog is between $1,750 and $2,700 according to Companion MRI veterinary clinic and Oprah magazine. The cost depends primarily on the company providing the MRI scan and the type of service required, such as intravenous fluids, reports Animal MRI veterinary clinic.
MRI scans for dogs generally last 30 to 60 minutes. The areas of the dog that MRIs most commonly scan are the spine, the knees, the shoulders, the abdomen and the brain. In some cases, it is also necessary to get stat readings of the MRI by a radiologist, which is an additional service, notes Companion MRI veterinary clinic.