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From people to -- -- health care costs going up for your pet as well.
President Obama is Affordable Care Act and using a tax on some medical devices used in veterinary practice these are so called dual use devices.
Little blue pearl but -- partners co-founder and chief medical officer doctor shop is here.
You you warned about the slash hear these dual use devices that are used in your clinics your back clinics.
Are gonna be the cost is gonna go up for consumers.
It it seems that it is we are fortunate -- that we now offer the same options for health care for pets as people have for themselves.
Cat scan for -- to diagnose disease.
Knee replacement surgery cataract surgery.
Almost all the equipment that we use is the same equipment that is used on people.
And our goal is to provide these services at a cost affordable basis.
We've been freed up -- -- of government over regulation as as veterinarians.
And fortunately this is gonna drive the cost -- It's a twelve billion dollar industry vet care overall.
And you've got you've got a range of clinics across -- thirty states suddenly.
So and so this is gonna impact your consumers are you -- -- -- raising prices that -- gonna have to do that the share.
-- we're gonna work really hard not to and it remains did you won't just -- -- in -- the beginning of the year.
So it remains to be seen how much the suppliers.
-- Fluid pumps over and -- -- -- other pieces of equipment are gonna raise our process.
Will work hard not to raise I think the likelihood is as the cost to produce the service goes up.
The challenges at this course the cost for the consumer to go up.
And in this is I mean this is everything -- -- gloves I mean this is.
Infusion pumps -- as I mean every many of the same things that humans use these devices.
You're using invest hospitals who or is there -- -- that that the industry could lobby and say that this is not what this wouldn't we believe is what this tax was met or we should be exempt from and is not a possibility.
That that would be that would be great.
I would hope that that is being done and the American -- -- medical association is aware of the situation.
And the challenges.
That's a part of the family and we would not want to use a sub standard piece of equipment or supply.
On pets as it.
It just as you would not -- substandard equipment be -- on your family member and therefore we use the same equipment that is used in human hospitals.
What about the singing about blue -- we should point out is that from 20082011.
You more than doubled revenues.
In your private company or private group.
But you did that servicing pets servicing animals in the middle of a recession the worst recessions of -- a hundred years that happen.
If it's caught completely -- testimony to how important pets are in people's lives they they are part of our family.
And the desire for care.
Just -- to care for another family member has -- has -- this growth and the development of specialized equipment.
And technique and knowledge and know how to be able to provide.
To govern any taxing equipment at two point -- per -- doctor no shot thank you very much for coming thank you are enough that you --
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