I find hard to believe modernlover, that no surgery was performed. Did you go back to Dr. Marks and tell him what the "specialist" said? If what you say is true (which I doubt), then it seems as if you should have reported the clinic to the Vetinary Board of Vetinarians. Allegations have consequences-so back them up! I have been going to Dr. Marks for several years and , yes the clinic is expensive, but he is a great vet and has always displayed compassion and professionalism. When I have to leave my two dogs to be boarded, they are the least expensive in town and are well taken care .