By the Numbers:

Valley residents support more than 100 animal medical care facilities

Mon, Jul 20, 2009 (2 a.m.)

The cost of keeping pets healthy rose more than 2 1/2 times as fast as consumer prices in general over the past 10 years. A $200 bill for veterinary services rendered in 1999, for example, would equate to more than $350 today, according to results of monthly surveys by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The map shows where the more than 100 animal hospitals, clinics and stand-alone veterinarians are in the Las Vegas Valley, based on business license rolls.

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