All my vets have always charged an arm and a leg. They do all sorts of stuff that isn't necessary and then tell you afterwards. Then you see the bill and they charged tons of money for it!
I am seeing a new wonderful vet though. Very reasonably priced and one of the best vets in Austin. It is also the only vet in Austin who REFUSES to declaw cats under any circumstances. They are sooooo nice there. They give me major discounts on Peka since she's not really mine and I saved her from being euthanized at the shelter.
Shiloh, Reece, Lolly, Skylar
and fosters Snickers, Missy, Magic, Merlin, Maya