I hate the going to the vets so much money for a dog, don’t get me wrong I love my dogs but I can’t take 5000 or 10000 from my kids to pay for a we will see and no guarantees.
I had two great vets over the years one was a family friend who wouldn’t charge me office visit cost and write me med scripts for a pre existing condition without being seen every time. The other was a animal dermatologist from UPenn she was always cost effective might be high at first but will avoid 8 little test to find the same result and cost more.
both of them moved to far.
Now I go to the clinics for shots and preventative care. They even spayed my dog for under 120 including meds and collar, which the closest vet to me wanted somewhere in the $600 range.
I try to avoid going unless it’s an emergency and even then I have to say before I go I’m not spending over x amount.