Folks, do NOT complain about the cost of vet care! Vets have JUST ( will try to limit the use of caps, promise) as much medical training as a MD has! Same student loan load, same cost to set up a practice, etc.!
A procedure which would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for a human, is done for maybe $2000.00 and folks complain! Put it into perspective please! And get health insurance! Of course it's a pain till you need it, but when something big happens, you NEED it! I've had nearly $10,000 this year in medical bills...surgeries, etc. With as many cats as I have, having multiple policies isn't tenable. I've done it.
Do you know that the suicide rate for vets is off the charts? Here's one of the many articles on the subject:
So take a breath people. Respect your vet. She or he has to deal with neglect, "here kill my cat, I'm moving", hoarding; all sorts of situations in which the animals coming to them are not loved, respected, or cared for properly. What they charge is not nearly enough.