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Mariah Carey sued over $30,000 worth of vet bills

June 24, 2010 |  3:34 pm

Mariah-carey Mariah Carey is being sued by a high-end celebrity vet for nearly $30,000 in unpaid bills for "extraordinary services" rendered between Oct. 31 and Dec. 2, according to the New York Post.

Vet bills can get expensive, we know, especially when an owner has multiple pets -- and the singer has four Jack Russell terriers, with the last joining the family just recently. A rep for the singer told the Associated Press on Thursday that Carey's lawyers haven't seen the lawsuit yet.

But here's the thing: According to the lawsuit, the nearly $38,000 original bill (of which Carey still allegedly owes $29,559) was for a house call to Southern California. Made by Cindy Bressler, a vet from Manhattan. To take care of the dogs while Carey was in L.A. promoting "Precious," including helping with the birth of dog No. 3, Dolomite.

A house call that took a month.

In other Mariah Carey news, TMZ reports the diva's designer has been instructed to bid Friday on an ornate living room set once owned by Michael Jackson -- furniture that could fetch up to $1 million, with bidding starting at $150,000. (Check out the goods for yourself after Page 300 in the auction catalog.)

If Mariah takes home the living room set, maybe she could kick the vet an ottoman or a throw pillow or something, and call it an out-of-court settlement?

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Maria Carey descends onto the Gibson Amphitheatre stage on a swing at the start of her concert in Universal City on Feb. 23. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times.