Neighbors, Be careful! Some seemingly reputable veterinarians in the Ashburn area (will not name specific ones as we live in a litigious world here) seem to think we are all rich idiots. I took my dog to one of them last week to have a bump on his back checked out. The vet did a cytology biopsy and sent me the report. The report recommended a full biopsy, which entails minor surgery for a day. The estimate came in between $1,600 and $2,100. This seemed a tad high to me, so I shopped around. Another reputable vet in Winchester examined my dog and reviewed the cytology results and agreed that a full biopsy was needed. This vet provided me an estimate that came in between $500 and $600 for the exact same operation, all in. Not wishing to pay $1,500 more than necessary, I have scheduled the operation for my dog in Winchester. I think the vets in Ashburn must think we are all just too busy and rich to care about what we spend on pet health care. Maybe some of you are. But, for the rest of you, I found the Ashburn vet's estimate to be frankly insulting. Drive west 45-60 minutes, and you can save 60-70 percent on your veterinary costs. By the way, other than being a customer, I have no affiliation with any veterinary business.