I know there are a lot of dog owners on the forum and appreciate any feedback from the NES sounding board. I have an older, very large dog with a growth between his toes that should be removed. It's in a bad spot and not right for me to just let it go. He's otherwise in good health, a great watchdog for the family when I'm overseas, and a great companion to all. Have been going to the same vet for years and the entire practice has been great in terms of quality of care. However, seems like lately the fees have been getting a bit pricey, more like Tufts than a small practice. Estimate for the removal includes pre-op blood work (good idea for an older dog), anesthesia, removal of the growth from between toes, and biopsy is $900 to $1400. I can skip the biopsy to save ~$320; but still $600 to $1100. That the going rate these days, or does it seem high? Thanks.