Vets have always been pretty expensive, but along with everything else, inflation hits them too. Cost of rent/mortage/taxes, utilities, supplies, staff. Plus they want to make some money out of it too. It all adds up.
I was talking to my sister-in-law last night. She said she spent $400.00 on Monday at the vet getting her cat checked out along with blood work. Turns out he is diabetic and needs his blood sugar checked twice a day and given insulin shots. That's a pretty pricey sum to pay.
I've always thought that our pets as members of our families should be covered under our health insurance and claimable on our income tax as dependants. But the government doesn't seem to agree with me, LOL