Isn’t the cost of veterinary medicine out of sight and unreasonable? I mean, we’re “just” talking about animal care. I thought my Vet. really cared and would go the extra mile for me.

The extent of care given to any animal is ultimately determined by the owner. Every pet owner has different ideas as to what is acceptable pet care. Veterinarians can only make their clients aware of the medical options that are available. Then, they guide owners in their choices regarding the most important health care options for their pets. The final decision and choices rest with the owner. Veterinarians are willing and do go to the extra mile for pet owners, but owners should be prepared for the associated expenses and understand that the veterinarian should be compensated for his/her professional services and related expenses.