Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: secret mountain valley
I don't want to hijack this thread but I do want to respond to the replies to my post. I intended no offense and wasn't saying anyone on here was complaining about high vet bills. I was just trying to point out that we should all remember to temper the personal hardship of vet costs with the thought that we are not getting ripped off (most of the time). Veterinary medicine is a labor of love and almost no veterinarians out there are getting rich off of us.
As far as choosing where you live- yes, most people do get some say in where they end up. What they don't get to decide is when circumstances change. Like when you lose a job, or your vet leaves the area. In these instances you're stuck in a bad situation and likely don't have the means to get out right away. I really just wanted to remind people not to judge too harshly based on what they know of someone from a few posts on an internet forum. There is always more to every story and we'd all do well to remember that!