Consider this: most veterinarians and their staff are in their chosen field for one reason only-they love animals and have a real passion for taking them out of discomfort and keeping them strong and healthy. It is true, however, that veterinary bills can sometimes come as a bit of a surprise to the pet owner, especially when you may only be seeking a small procedure or a routine check-up.
But once you realize a few things about the level and type of service you are getting, the reason why this is the case becomes so much clearer. For example, most veterinary practices are much more than that-they are actually self-contained hospitals, complete with surgical suites, exam rooms, labs, recovery areas, and so on. Covering costs to maintain such a facility means that across-the-board prices have to be at a certain level, otherwise it would not be possible to bring these extremely vital services to you and others in your community.