Besides the profound impact of behavioral/elimination problems leading to euthanasia decisions, I can't think of another
matter that carries such a dramatic and daily impact on us, our patients and clients, that for now, we choose to ignore.
Until the day arrives when most of us take the time to discuss the costs of medical care with our clients, I will continue
to feel saddened and responsible when the next pet owner in my exam room looks up at me through tears and states, "I had no
idea it would ever cost this much to save my dog 's life".