How to Talk Money with Your Vet

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If you've ever felt anxiety at the thought of taking your pet to the veterinary office, or while staring down an estimate or bill, you're not alone! This is such a prominent problem, a group called the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition was formed in 2016 to research and shed light on the scope of and factors underlying poor access to veterinary care, as well as promote initiatives to help solve the problem. Their first report was released in 2018, and found: