IMO the Vets perspective has changed at least a few years back. They're in it for the money now. You can't walk into their office without them banging you. Mine wanted to do 3 x-rays this, that and the other thing and she died the same night at 1:00am. Just got the stool tested. She knew because the girl at the desk said to bring her in right away instead of waiting on the preferred Vet the next day when I told her what the symptom was. I wanted to avoid her because it's always a string of tests etc... It's a shame we as pet owners have to manage the care our pet receives not the vet because they'll get you as much as they can.