About a year ago when I was looking for a new vet, we thought about going to Banfield. I got some brochures and did a little pricing and figured that I would be spending something like $400 a year per dog. I did a quick tally and realized that if I only bring the dogs in yearly for their check ups, I was only paying $200. I guess I look at it like they must be making money off of the way they do their service, so it can't really benefit me. Plus I didn't like the "vibe" I got from them. I wonder if that is more of a "cookie cutter" type facility and there is little doctor/patient relationship. In the end, I found another vet who I really like and even if I spend more money there, to me it is well worth it.