Senior veterinarians say it is cheaper for some pet owners to travel interstate for their pet's surgery than attend major vet chains and referral hospitals who charge high fees and, in some cases, offer staff commission for invoicing additional services. A Brisbane-based vet said the rise of veterinary chains and the shift from all-purpose vets to a focus on referrals and specialisation had changed the structure of the industry and the cost of modern pet care was causing animals to be unnecessarily put down. What are your thoughts LiveTribers? Are pet owners being taken advantage of when it comes to veterinary costs?
Posted by on 30 Jan 2024