I Am Frustrated With the Cost of Veterinary Medicine

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 65 People

    9 Grand Plus 5 Grand

    I know they are trying to make a living by doing what they might love to do for the sakes of animals. But it makes me question what their true intentions are for saving animals when they charge so much. My ex vet showed no emotions or concern about my little guy and his sister...
    MonoKuRoBoo MonoKuRoBoo
    22-25, F
    Nov 13, 2010

    I Can't Afford Another Animal After Spending $15k

    I lost my wonderful pet ferret two years ago.  He was fun, funny, affectionate--everything anyone could ever want in a pet.  I could never love a pet as much as this little guy.  I could go and on all day and maybe I will another time in another story. At about...
    ElizabethH ElizabethH
    36-40, F
    Aug 21, 2008

    TAKE You Over the Coals

    A few years ago my little guy stopped eating and got very listless. I got CHAMP when he was 3 months old. I took him to BANFIELD ANIMAL HOSTITAL. This place has a bunch of medical plans for your dog or cat from birth to senior that insure the medical performance of your animal...
    61-65, F
    8 Responses Aug 21, 2008

    Here Is An Idea, Stop Getting Pets.

    Why should the vet visit be free? Do you feel like some kind of hero for getting pet? You deserve a sash and the keys to the city now that you so unselfishly and humbly adopted a pet? Or were you stupid enough to spend a couple of grand for your designer mutt and didn't bother to...
    eltongann eltongann
    Oct 10, 2013

    Why I Don't Have More Pets

    there are so many unwanted and unloved pets; I would love to take in more of them.  But the cost of medical care keeps me from doing it. Just the yearly visits for all the shots has more than tripled in the past 15 years.  I know prices go up and medical care is...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2008


    I'm glad I found this group.  The other day, my hubby & I were discussing exactly this, how expensive it is going to the vet.  They charge for consultation, for the treatments, for medicine if needed and it never stops.  We are greatful that we have pets but their...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2010

    In It For The Money

    I went to school here in Canada and college and the most full to capacity course where either vet or lawyer courses in school. Yep those furry critter can bring in one very healthy pay-cheque at the end of the week. So many vets I've been to are clearly in it for the money and...
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    May 4, 2012
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