I think there is a huge misconception on how much it cost to run a state of the art veterinary facility. Yes, the vaccines may only cost $2-3 but paying good employees, having state of the art equipment, and running basically the equivalent of a human hospital for animals cost a whole lot more than you think. I'm sorry you think that all Veterinarians are out to make a buck but you can't say that based on the fact you can buy vaccines for a few dollars at a feed store. I know when the hospital I worked for bought a CT scanner each of the doctor's in the practice had to put up a portion (some even mortgaged their houses). That little scanner was used and still ran over $500,000. They certainly didn't buy it by getting clients to vaccinate. They also didn't buy it with the hopes of making money, they bought it so that they could provide better care to their patients. This particular hospital to some seems very expensive but GOOD HIGH quality care cost alot to provide. Perhaps you have never had surgery but perhaps you should look at how much human health care cost because veterinarians are forced to buy all the same equipment and still manage to charge a lot less.
Just my two cents
JJ and crew