Research over many years shows that the average profit of the veterinary business is about 5% which is way below other businesses.
It cost you $380 to have your dog assessed and a problem diagnosed in an emergency centre with as much equipment as some human hospitals. Your eye drops probably only cost $20-50.
To have an emergency Caesarian in my local human hospital was approx $15,000 3 years ago - that was surgery only. That same year an emergency Caesarian on a dog on Christmas Day was about $1000.
My late pooch went to the vet last year. $1400 later for an ultrasound (that was $400) band IV for 2 hours & the nasty needle to put her down. All in total she was at the vet for 9 hours but they didn't do anything to her til 4pm and we dropped her off at 8am. She was misdiagnosed and laid there all day in pain by a stupid vet at the clinic
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