We got a postcard from the animal hospital a couple of months ago telling us that Mandy was due for her booster shots. Tony, across the road, can give all the doggie shots except rabies. That one has to be obtained at a veterinarian's office.
The last time Mandy was there for her shots, we were rather miffed that we were charged $20 for a "check-up". That consisted of the vet listening to her heart with a stethoscope.
So Cliff asked me to call the same vet today, and find out how much it would cost to get Mandy's shots. I was told that would be $44, all totaled.
"How much is the rabies shot alone?" I asked. "Mandy is healthy and doesn't need the checkup."
"Oh, the checkup is required," the lady replied. "And it's $20."
So I called another vet in a more rural area. We can walk in there, get Mandy's shot, and leave. $14.
Yes, Mandy has a new doc.