My little brother goes to school in San Marcos, however this past weekend he and his dog came to visit me 5 hours away. I had just adopted my 3rd dog from the SPCA here, and as it turns out she came to me with sarcoptic mange. I found this out the day after my brother left. When I took my dogs to the vet, all 3 of them were looked at and treated for under $35 dollars. I called my brothers vet, TICKLE AND BLAGG, and told them of our situation, and what the vet had given to my dogs. He brought his dog to them the next day and was charged $165. $50 was for a physical exam which consisted of basicaly stairing at him. No skin swabs or tests. Well I called and told them what he needed to be given, how ih the world was in $165? When I called to question the charge I was told that IF THEY HAD KNOWN HE COULDN'T AFFORD IT, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH LESS. Hello...poor college student!!! It would have been cheaper for me to fly the dog up to see me and take him to my vet. So if you have an arm and a leg to spare....you should go to this vet!!!!