Your veterinarian is not only your pet’s general physician, but also its surgeon, radiologist, dentist, dermatologist, neurologist, ophthalmologist, psychiatrist, ears/nose/throat doctor, and veterinary pharmacist. Your veterinary bill is a reflection of the costs of maintaining suitable facilities, equipment, and trained and experienced staff to provide the level of care that is expected in animal medicine today.
Although it may feel as if you are paying more for your pet’s health care than your own, chances are you may be used to Medicare rebates, prescribed pharmaceutical scheme benefits and healthcare insurance for your own medical services. Consequently, you often do not see the total bottom-line figure for your own medical bills. When human health care costs are added up – there is no comparison to the much lower veterinary care costs.