Lodi veterinarian bills may increase
Dr. Richard Peckham of San Joaquin Veterinary Clinic shows an anesthesia machine on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. The device is similar to those used for human patients. On Jan. 1, 2013, a law went into effect that could add a 2.3 percent tax on any medical equipment labeled for human use, even if it is used for animals.
Posted: Saturday, January 5, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 7:16 am, Sat Jan 5, 2013.
If you thought the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would change health care just for human patients, think again.
When your dog breaks his leg running through a field riddled with gopher holes, the cost of his X-ray could go up. Or if your cat is dehydrated during the warm Central Valley summer, the price tag on her intravenous fluids might increase.
Saturday, January 5, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 7:16 am.