I was a Vet Tech for 10 years (74 to 84) and loved every minute of it. I actually ended up opening my own practice as an Animal Behaviorist, so I remained on the outskirts of the veterinary community. I knew costs had gone up, and I was aware that, 'the business' of Animal Care had become competitive, but nothing could'v prepared me for the experience at Petroglyph AH. I took my 9 yr old ChiX in for a ""routine"" dental with extractions, and a Rabies shot. I knew she was going to lose 3 teeth, but I didn't know two would be her canines, plus 2 premolars. I also didn't know that it would cost me over $200.00 per tooth! They did unnecessary blood tests with insignificant results and X rays, that I was never shown. Dispensed $50 antibiotics, that made her sick, and $25 pain medication, she didn't need. (I did give her 2 pain pills, because they clipped her toenails so far back each one had to be cauterized.) After picking her up, and listening to medication instructions and, how well ""He"" did, I was presented with a bill for $1,175.00! I left there, stunned, and profoundly saddened, realizing this clinic is not in the business of ""Caring for Animals,"" but in the business of profiting as much as possible from ""caring"" animal owners, and taking advantage of their emotions. When I got home, I looked at the Rabies Certificate and couldn't believe what I saw. My middle initial was the #2 and the Post Office would have return mail, marked, ""Address does not Exist."" If my dog were to get away from me, there would be no way she could be traced back to me, based on her Lic. or Microchip. They called to check on her and asked, ""How is He doing?"" There was one insult on top of another insult, on top of another insult, and every single one was inexcusable. Not a single, ""I'm sorry,"" was said, but the attempts at excuses were amazing. I remember a time when veterinarians, loved and cared about people and their pets. Now, it's strictly a business, no more, no less.