Each veterinary hospital sets its own fees. These fees are largely based on expenses, such as salaries, utilities, and rent, that all vary from one area to another. However, the services that are covered under the same procedure or treatment may also differ from clinic to clinic. Medications, medical techniques and products, anesthetics, and equipment can all affect the cost of services. Some veterinary facilities that are considered “low cost” can charge lower fees because they do not have all the equipment, staff, and offerings that a “full-service” facility has (i.e. in-house blood work capabilities, radiology services, etc.). Often times such “low cost” facilities may even be getting special funding in an effort to promote spaying and neutering to control pet populations.