Veterinary costs are outrageous, out of line and abusive, was the position of a recently retired veterinarian who called the show last weekend. Margaret Wente, national columnist for the Globe and Mail, drove the point about vet costs through her column ‘My Sick Cat: The High Cost of Saying Goodbye’. Wente’s cat was suspected of having cancer and the bill for preliminary blood work was $750. A following IV drip for twenty four hours cost $1,170. And an ultrasound offered by the vet was set at the very reasonable amount of $900. Roy paid $64 for ear drops for his dog (7.5 ml). The thirty second ear exam was complimentary they said, but only this time.
What did it cost you to take your pet to the vet? Do you get out of the office under $200 for basic innoculations? And how many of them does your pet really need?