Veterinarian prices, like everything else, are, unfortunately, presently on the rise. One reason that I believe is the cause for this rise in prices, and not just the veterinarian prices, but all prices, is the currently intensifying global oil crisis. As the amount of oil continues to drop, our awareness of this rises, and so does the value of oil. We use oil in the production of so many important products, and not only that! Even if there is no petroleum used in the production of a product, you still need to use gasoline to get it from one place to all the other places it is needed! It’s no wonder that all prices, including veterinarian prices are on the rise.
Veterinarian prices are going to continue to rise as the doctors are having to pay more for their medicine because it has to be shipped in, more for their heating oil to make sure their animals are warm enough, and more for their employees because of their rising costs to get to work. I don’t see these veterinarian prices dropping any time soon.
If a doctor wanted to counteract the rise of veterinarian prices, they could begin to offer incentive programs, like, neuter a dog and spay a cat for half price. Even with high veterinarian prices, the customer knows how to recognize a good bargain. Pay full price for a calf birthing, and get an abscess lanced on your hog for ten percent off. The veterinarian prices may rise, but that does not have to stop the doctors from offering the right value to their customers and their customers’ pets.
One thing is for sure, even though veterinarian prices will continue to rise, animals will still get sick, and the free market will reach an equilibrium that allows the doctors to continue offering their services.
When you have an ill or injured animal veterinarian service may become necessary. You may have such bad fortune as to have to take your poor unlucky creature wrapped in a towel in the middle of the night, but for your animal veterinarian care may be what it needs to stay alive and healthy.
I know a doctor in my area who is a general animal veterinarian. Whatever you have, he can treat it. I find this to be more impressive than the work of those who choose to be a specific animal veterinarian. People who set about to become a general animal veterinarian have to learn about so many different shapes, sizes, and types of animals. When I meet an animal veterinarian like that, I have to shake his or her hand because I am so impressed.
The last time I had a sick animal veterinarian service was readily available. That is so fortunate for me. When I was a boy and my family had an injured animal veterinarian helpers were not available, and more often than not, a badly injured animal had to be put down.
I have heard stories of some people going to an animal veterinarian for simple human operations like stitches and sutures! That is an example of when NOT to go to the vet to me. I would never visit an animal veterinarian to have work done on a human, but I guess some people just really need to save a buck! I saw a character on a TV show go to an animal veterinarian to have major surgery, but that was just fiction.
Hopefully I won’t have to be visiting the vet any time soon! Fortunately, I only have one pet at the moment, a Pomeranian named Pomegranate. She sure is a healthy little devil!