I agree also, that the cost of services are high. However, I do not put a price on the care of my pets in an emergency. I am grateful that this clinic is available to the community. I have taken two different animals there over the years. Please don't forget that "human" specialists and after hours centers are expensive, too. The only difference is that we only have to pay a co-pay or a discounted dollar amount after our insurance takes care of the bulk of the bill. I have left there and "complained" about the cost, but I still go back if necessary. If the price of after hours care bothers people so much, then they should purchase veterinary insurance for their pet and receive some form of reimbursement.