I actually cannot believe this. I use to take my ratties to a vet in the USA. over the course of my rat liesels life she suffered from a crazy ongoing respiratory infection and altogether cost me $200. that was for months of vet care and tons of medicine. I thought that was insane but after recently moving I now take my rats to a vet in Canada. Brigitta is sick with a respiratory infection, it's not the same as liesels but still I am in absolute shock over the price difference!! To just see the vet and get one dose of medicine it cost me $200. Now because she has the worst luck ever Brigitta also has a mammary tumor at least the vet figures it's probably that. to do a biopsy to prove it's a mammary tumor she wants to charge me $250. that won't remove it, just prove it's what she figures it is. the removal is about $700 with tax. $700!!?? So between her infection and tumor it's gonna be $900 and that's assuming her URI doesn't come back which being mycoplasma it probably will come back eventually so there's another $200. This is insane! Is it like this in all of Canada or just where I live? I have no idea how to afford to save Brigittas life. I'm contemplating road tripping to the States to see my old vet. I called her and she said she can remove Brigittas tumor for $70-$120 depending on its size. That's literally one tenth what they want to charge here, it'd be cheaper to make the trip and pay for gas etc than do it here. What is it that makes Canadian vet costs so psychotic?