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« Reply #175 on: February 02, 2012, 03:54:51 AM »

I posted this thread a while back and got some really good recommendations for the Dallas area. ((Which is great since I now live right next to Dallas!)) Thought I'd share for your benefit since the directory seems to have vanished.

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« Reply #176 on: February 04, 2012, 08:50:39 AM »
Stephens City Animal Hospital
101 Highlander Rd., Stephens City, VA 22655 · Get Directions
1 540.869.2100

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« Reply #177 on: February 05, 2012, 12:03:21 AM »
Ken Langelier OBC, DVM
Island Veterinary Hospital

"Dr. Langelier is a 1981 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine where he received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Medicine. 

Dr. Langelier is an outspoken advocate for humane animal care and has always been very concerned about animal suffering.  Dr. Langelier was instrumental in initiating and enacting a ban on the use of toxic lead shot for waterfowl hunting and has worked to ban the use of wild animals in performances such as circuses in many areas of the province.  Ken is currently working on banning tail docking and ear cropping in dogs - both unnecessary cosmetic procedures.  Ken is renowned internationally for his work on Bald Eagles and was featured in a documentary series CHAMPIONS OF THE WILD. 

In 1989, Dr. Langelier received the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s Humane Award.  This award is given to a veterinarian in Canada that has demonstrated exceptional compassion for the welfare of animals.   The British Columbia Federation of Naturalists’ Recognition Award was awarded to Dr. Langelier for his outstanding contribution to the understanding and appreciation of the natural history of British Columbia.  In 2001, Ken was awarded 'Veterinarian of the Year' by the BC S.P.C.A.   In 2007 Ken was the recipient of the first Mark Corbett photography 'Wild for Life: Champion of the Wild' annual award.

Dr. Langelier also has a weekly column, 'Vet Tales' in the Wednesday edition of the Harbour City Star that spotlights some of the interesting and often humorous sides of veterinary medicine.  Ken regularly gives lectures to physicians, veterinarians and the general public about veterinary medicine and wildlife.

Dr. Langelier has a special interest in exotic and pet birds, pet reproduction, surgery, and geriatric medicine.  Dr. Langelier is an avid photographer and his works have been shown in many periodicals and magazines and he enjoys travel with his wife, Michele.  Some of Ken's photography can be viewed here."

Very very caring and nice. Was awesome with my ratties. Knew all about them and understood that rats are family. He has tons of experience with rats and has had them in the family before.

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« Reply #178 on: February 26, 2012, 05:36:49 PM »
Is this directory still in use? I can't seem to find it anywhere. I could just be missing it, but I can't find the resources link at all. I found a link in a post, but it took me to an error message.

I would really like to know where it is located now as well! I can't find it since the server move, and I'm in pretty desperate need of finding a good vet around here (NE Dallas area) for my girl Lucy, because she has some tumors that need to be removed. Can anybody post the link? :-\
I also can't find it. ???

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« Reply #179 on: March 30, 2012, 03:34:35 PM »
SE Michigan
Dr. Donna Barnes

North River Animal Hospital
2909 North River Road
Fort Gratiot, MI 48059

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« Reply #180 on: March 30, 2012, 03:50:14 PM »
Greater Lowell Area, Massachusetts

Countryside Veterinary Hospital
Can't recommend these folks highly enough! Wonderful, compassionate vets (who, even if they aren't rat specialists, will LISTEN to information you bring in and do their own research, as well) and office staff. Also, open on weekends. Reasonably priced office visits and procedures.

289 Littleton Road
Chelmsford MA, 01824

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My current rats: George, Pumpkin, Alfie, Valentino, Franky, Buddy, Olivia, and Dash

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« Reply #181 on: May 01, 2012, 09:51:29 PM »
My normal vet office;
Town and Country Veterinary Hospital
8000 East Market Street
Warren, Ohio 44484
(330) 856 - 1862

-Sam Costello or Brenda Motsco.

For difficult surgeries/issues and rat expert;
Barberton Veterinary Clinic
4873 Richland Ave.
Norton OH 44203

-Gary Riggs. Havent actually talked to him much (I dropped my female off for a spay) but he is highly recommended from my regular vets office and knows everything possible about rats.
Dont wait around for someone else to do something that needs to be done.
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« Reply #182 on: May 01, 2012, 10:47:57 PM »
Hey peeps! So I really want to find a good and affordable vet for my ratties. I live in Montrose CA, and its all pretty expensive. I found one of those "oh well, we've fixed rabbits before" -___- so not the same thing. But I really want to fix my babies ESPECIALLY because i want to adopt my Sookie's brother, but I can probably only do that if I can AFFORD to get him fixed. Any good places?

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« Reply #183 on: May 14, 2012, 07:16:52 PM »
Athens area

Oconee Veterinary Hospital
7530 Macon Highway
Watkinsville, GA 30677

Jeff Stortz, DVM

I just took my rats here this past weekend and Dr. Stortz has been wonderful to work with. He listened to my suggestions and has worked with me. I needed to get Baytril compounded because the form we started with wasn't working for me, and he even price-shopped to get me the best deal (he found a place with overnight shipping that's cheaper than the local one he found). He emailed me shortly after the appointment to let me know about the possibility of getting it compounded, in case I had problems with it, and even answered my emails after-hours on a Saturday.

He was also able to talk knowledgeably about bearded dragons with my boyfriend, so I feel he would be great with any exotic. We'll certainly be using him for our future vet appointments.

Edit: I forgot to mention, when I first booked my appointment with him, I asked if there was any price difference for bringing in three rats at once. He said as long as they were showing the same symptoms, he could work out a deal for me, and quoted me a price over the phone for the exams + the meds he thought he'd be prescribing. It wasn't until I got my receipt that I found he only charged me one examination fee! And even with the changes in prescription that came up during the visit, his quoted price wasn't far off. In fact, my actual total came out slightly less than the quoted price. The compounded Baytril is adding a fair bit to the total price, but I'm still very impressed, especially after the aforementioned price-shopping he did on my behalf.
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« Reply #184 on: November 01, 2012, 08:56:37 AM »

Dr. Jessica Estill, DVM
Cornerstone Animal Care
1410 Versailles Rd., Suite 11
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 352 2521

I live in Lexington and make the 20-30 minute trip any time I need my rats to be seen (non-emergency of course!). I will also be taking my ferrets here. Dr. Estill has an incredible bed side manner - she is gently, calming, quietly coaxing my nervous boys to sit in her hands while trying to listen to their lungs. She doesn't mind if my boyfriend or I get involved with the process of weighing and checking them. She ALWAYS does some sort of research before we get there and listens to all of my anxious/worried questions. Dr. Estill treats every animals as if they are her own and is always very concerned whenever we come in.

Cornerstone compounds Doxy and Baytril in house although they have a limited selection of flavors. Dr. Estill is shopping around for me for other flavors in fact and is helping me find the cheapest route available.

A full exam (general exam plus weight) is $25.00 for each rat. Meds are cheap although the compounding fee tacks on $15. I've never paid more than $80 for a whole vet visit and meds.

I don't know if she will do surgery on rats - I've never thought to ask.

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« Reply #185 on: November 01, 2012, 12:49:18 PM »
Just East of Oshawa Ontario near the 401:

Clarington Animal Hospital

2727 Courtice Rd, Clarington, ON L1E 3A2

Recommended to me by the Durham Humane Society

I usually see Dr Kuc  (pronounced Coots) or Dr Bosak

Knowledgeable and reasonably priced compared to some other vets in the area. Closed Sundays


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« Reply #186 on: November 24, 2012, 12:29:27 PM »
We had a respiratory emergency with our dear rattie the other day and our normal vet skipped town. When we called All Animal Clinic in Orange Park, we were referred to Fleming Island Pet Clinic. I left my directory listing for them on this site. I would definitely go back to them for rat vet services in the future. They saved our little rattie's eye. They got us right in when we called, even though we were new to them..

Unfortunately, I think my rats are the only ones they still see at All Animal, which is sad because Dr. Runnfeldt and the staff there are awesome (and they all love rats!). Fleming Island is their sister clinic, and I have heard good things about them as well.

Here is the info for them:

Fleming Island Pet Clinic
4711 Hwy 17, Bldg D.
Fleming Island, FL 32003

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« Reply #187 on: November 29, 2012, 09:30:35 AM »
In Ventura the best small animal vet that I have found is Dr. Fowell at East Ventura Animal Hospital. She is not 100% knowledgeable about rat illnesses but she is an amazing surgeon. She neutered my 2 boys for $129 each and she will also spay rats for that price. Tumor removals are 200-250. If you bring her print outs of info you find online she will read and listen and seems open to learning even more about rats. She spays and neuters rabbits for the Camarillo shelter rescue rabbits. She is the only one at that clinic that I would trust to see a rat. Some of the other vets there are afraid of them!

Dr. Elaine Fowell
Address: 10225 Telephone Road, Ventura, CA 93004
Phone: (805) 647-8430
Mon-Fri    9am–6pm
Sat    9am–12pm
Sun    Closed
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2 yappie maltipoos
and one cat who wonders why they heck mommy brought all these other critters in da house!

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« Reply #188 on: January 10, 2013, 09:22:56 PM »
Washington State:

I suggest:
Kamaka Exotic Animal Vet
23914 56th Ave W Ste 3
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
(425) 322-9771

Brown's Point Veterinary Clinic 
6720 Eastside Dr. NE #4
Tacoma , Washington  98422

ONLY FOR EMERGENCIES I suggest (not for regular appointments because they over charge to the high heavens)
The Center for Bird & Exotic Animal Medicine
11401 Northeast 195th Street  Bothell, WA 98011
(425) 486-9000

I DO NOT SUGGEST ACCESS (11536 Lake City Way Northeast  Seattle, WA 98125 (206) 364-1660) although they claim to have experience with small animals, I took a rat there when I was a very inexperienced owner and they told me to NEBULIZE BAYTRIL! And did not give me any nebulizing medications, or meds other than Baytril (which I was directed to use incorrectly). The vet led me to become very confused, over charged me for the very little care he provided, and ultimately ended with the death of my rat.

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« Reply #189 on: February 27, 2013, 09:00:58 AM »
Please help, I am looking for a vet to remove two tumors from my male rattie. There is a local vet but he has a flat fee of $375 to do anything. I will go to him if necessary, but I am looking for something a little cheaper if possible. I live on Long Island, New York; more specifically in St. James. If anybody knows of a cheaper vet that treats exotics in the area please get back to me! Please send me a message with a vet and price if you can. Thank you so much!

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« Reply #190 on: March 05, 2013, 05:25:50 PM »
Any good vets in central Pennsylvania?  I tried Blair Animal Hospital in Duncansville, and the only vet there that accepts small mammals didn't seem to know much about rats at all. I'll believe him enough, plus what was replied to me here, that my male hairless rat has a tumor.
I would love to get it removed, but surgery scares me more than anything. And i'm doubting i'll find any vet in a reasonable driving distance that's competent enough..

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« Reply #191 on: April 09, 2013, 10:25:07 PM »
I suggest this vet in Hillsboro, OR.  His name is Dr. Keith Gordon. 
Cornell Road Veterinary Clinic
1803 NE Cornell Road
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Prices are affordable...he is very caring and loves my rats!!

I started going here because it is so much closer to my house (I can walk!). I was able to schedule an appointment right away.  Everyone working at the clinic is very friendly. 
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« Reply #192 on: April 12, 2013, 01:00:01 AM »

Everything you will ever need.
Looks like there's other states under it too.

Of those, I wouldn't recommend Animal and Avian in Strongsville or Lakewood Animal Hospital (If that was even mentioned). I go to Roberts and Wendt and I've been to North Olmsted. I like my vet, but they're not good for extensive testing/complicated stuff. My SO goes to Northview and likes them. They're willing to do surgeries, but haven't experienced any yet. They also are open for emergency hours. Also, a few members and other vets have recommended Gary Riggs. The Northcoast site has a section actually dedicated to rats which impressed me. 
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« Reply #193 on: April 20, 2013, 11:15:10 AM »
Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. Paul Levitas
Animal Hospital on Mt. Lookout Square
3175 Linwood Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45208
(513) 871-8866

Very affordable, extremely knowledgeable, and always open to suggestions and willing to learn new things.  Does o-spays (where just the ovaries are removed, much less invasive than a full spay and has same benefits) and neuters for around $100, full spays are a little more.  Has done many tumor removals and speuters for the rescue and we have been very happy with him.  Very experienced in many other exotics as well.

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« Reply #194 on: April 20, 2013, 04:20:07 PM »
Dr. Paul Yehle
Elmbrook Veterinary Clinic
150 N. Janacek Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53045
Phone: 262-786-8460

What can I say about Dr. Paul?  Been taking my boys to him for the last 3 years.  He may not know everything there is to know about rats, but he's more than willing to listen and learn.  I usually get to be the assistant for exams.  Very compassionate, and has a lot of respect for the little guys.  He's neutered 2 of my boys, not cheap $200-$215 including meds, but I wouldn't trust anyone else. 
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« Reply #195 on: June 17, 2013, 08:00:09 PM »
I cannot find the link for the vet directory, idk if it is just me, all I see is the Pet Portal. Under the Pet portal there are no links for the directory that I can find. Anyway I wanted to add to the directory if it isn't already there:

Jefferson Animal Hospital
$50 for a check up; no fixed fee for surgery.
606 Patchogue Road
Port Jefferson, New York 11776
(631) 473-0415
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Well I went to this vet after going to the Centereach Animal Hospital which I DO NOT recommend under any circumstance, except maybe an emergency in which you live closer to the one and are sure the rat would die on the longer trip to Jefferson.

When I went to CAH for the apointment prior to tumor removal on my rat I saw the vet for only 3 minutes, he did nothing other than quickly look at the site of the tumor and then leave the room leaving the weighing and other work to the assitant. When I had simple questions she did not know the answers, so she surely wasn't an exotics vet (at least I hope not), she seemed to have the same level of knowledge as the front desk receptionist (none). They did not listen to his heart rate or his lungs. After the surgery they refused to give pain medication, claiming they gave him a shot that would last 5 days; which does not exist (for dogs it may last that long, rats have a much faster metabolism), so my poor boy went without pain meds. They also gave me essentially no information on after-surgery care other than to leave a cone on his head and to call if it looked infected. They did not have rat cones and had made one out of pointy plastic material that was digging into his neck. They would not tell me his weight, so I could not ask here for his dose in childrens ibuprofen (I think that's what you guys always recommend). I had to go back for more needless syringes for giving the meds since Marshmellow chewed the tip off of the first one, the assistants attempted to give me one that still had a piece of needle left inside the tip, they had cut the external needle part off, I would not take it and had them give me a new one. They tried to give me this even though I had just explained that he chewed the tip off of the first one (so they obviously are stupid or careless). For the stitches removal appointment they scruffed him causing him to shriek before they even went to remove the stitches. I tried to ask them not to handle my animal like that, they ignored me. They did finally stop scruffing him and he stopped flailing and squeaking entirely for the rest of the appointment. I brought him back the day after that because he had a small lump I just noticed at the same site(didn't before because I didn't want to poke and pinch at his stitches) after the stitches were removed (one week after surgery). After again scruffing my rat, that was just how they decided to pick him up (even though he absolutely does not bite, and had never tried to), they decided it was scar tissue and sent him home. In actuality it was a tumor, apparently they had missed a piece of his large tumor and it had started to regrow. I will never be going back there again, regardless on if missing a part of a tumor is a common mistake, just for the way that they handled him, which was unprofessional and uncalled for.

When I went to JAH upon realizing that the scar tissue was growing and was undoubtably a tumor (and I had saved up enough money to have something done about it), I was amazed. My rat was not treated as if he is something to man handle and was treated the same way a dog or a cat would be, with care. The vet very carefully and gently picked him up to examine the tumor. Speaking softly to him the whole time; because at this point after previous terror my rat was terrified to even come out of the carrier, where the first time he excitedly greeted the vet and got manhandled; my rat was fear pooping the entire time and shaking from his past experiences. Dr. Rose petted him while he was on the table, trying to get him to calm down, noticing Marshmellow was terrified, the vet asked me to hold him the rest of the examination so it would be "less stressful for the little guy." He listened to his heart and lungs, telling us they sounded strong and clear (shouldn't do a surgery otherwise without serious risk to the animal). He then spoke to us (me and my mom) for over an hour, about our options, that we could get a biopsy to see if it was cancerous, x-rays to see (if it was cancerous, we didn't have to get a biopsy first though) if it had spread to his chest, and surgery. We decided against the biopsy and x-rays just for the price, and to just go ahead with the surgery because even if it gave him another happy month we were content. He said he understood the decision, and then went in detail to explain how the surgery would be done. That they would be using proper anesthetics for rats, that they would be removing the excess skin (which the previous vet had not removed, he had been saggy after the last procedure), and he went over all of the aftercare for the surgery with us right then and there, saying he would be giving metcam and baytril, which had me relieved that my boy would have pain meds this time. He said he would also treat very agressively, going a layer deeper than he thought necessary to ensure to the best of his ability that he had removed the entire tumor. He used disolvable stitches for the surgery so Marshmellow wouldn't have to endure the removal process again. After the surgery when we picked him up, he gave me a paper and again outlined the aftercare. He also gave his business cell phone number so I could text him pictures of the stitches if I had any concerns, so I didn't have to drive all the way back out there. He also had a real cones made out of a proper material, not scaps laying around the office. He is a wonderful vet, and I highly recommend him. He treats all animals as important and handles them with love and care. He gave me a huge discount on the surgery after hearing what I went through last time, and was very sympathetic about my financial situation; he even offered a payment plan if I needed it.

Marshmellow is most likely cancer free as four months after the second tumor removal he remains tumor-less. I wish I had gone to JAH first instead of CAH (please don't bring your rat to CAH, I still think of how they handled him in front of me and am terrified how they handled him when I wasn't there). Sorry this was so long I just wanted to share my experiences, and not just say CAH was a bad place, but to truly explain why, no animal should go through what my poor boy went through at their hands.

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« Reply #196 on: July 04, 2013, 12:28:26 AM »
Dr.Bastek at University Animal Hospital.
They charge 57$ for an exam, 46$ for a euthanasia, about 20$ for a tooth clipping and meds can cost anywhere from 7$-30$(baytril and doxy)
I payed 250$ To have 2 tumors removed, one which was rather large.
The staff is friendly, patient, and love meeting the little ones.
For the Euthanasia they will offer to take paw prints of your little one so you can take them home free of charge.

Adress: 2500 S. Hardy Dr.  Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (480) 968-9275
Fax: (480) 967-6353
Monday - Friday
6:30 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.
7:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

If you live in Tempe, Az it is a good place to go.
They have helped me through pneumonia, teeth clipping, tumors, and pts. I will keep going to them as long as I am in Arizona.

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« Reply #197 on: August 07, 2013, 01:20:52 PM »
Dr. Alexandra Moore
Associate Veterinarian, Exotics Practitioner
VCA Crocker Animal Hospital
475 N. Jackson Ave.
San Jose, CA 95133
Phone: 408.272.1330
Fax: 408.259.7642

I went to get my 2 month old rat girls checked out. She was very friendly and handled them expertly. I ended up asking her a few questions that she didn't know the answer to (she is probably in her late 20s), but she seems eager to learn and enthusiastic. There is another exotics vet at this clinic, Dr. Look, but I think takes the earlier shift and I can't make it to the clinic during his hours.

Names: Prue, Piper, & Phoebe

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« Reply #198 on: August 11, 2013, 10:47:10 AM »
I cant find the link so i hope this is okay:

City/State (or Province): London, ON, Canada
Vet's Name: Dr Larry Yelen
Clinic/Hospital Name: Pine Valley Animal Hospital
Address: 1830 Wharncliffe Road South
Phone Number: (519) 649-2375
Web Site:

This is the clinic i did co-op at, and work now and the vet, Dr Yelen, actually has pet rats of his own. He also use to work in a lab with rats when he was a vet student. He is very friendly and takes the time to get to know you and your animal (iv never met a vet like this). An appointment is $30.  For my little guy a month of baytril was about $60 and a month of doxy was $35. I have never met such a friendly vet. He would love to have the opportunity to become a "rat vet". His dosages are correct on the medicines, Plus they are a rescue based vet office, always lending a hand to rescues. Dr Yelen ins always helping a hand on the weekend for Pet Friends For life, he also previously worked for the humane society. They have taken in many cats over the years, and have been able to place them all in loving homes.

Dr Yelen was really helpful with Thumper, he was the first vet to actually try Baytril & Doxy together for him, and his dosages where accurate. Thumper has now been off the meds for a week and he is still breathing wonderfully! Compared to the vets i have talked to, and been at, id say that Dr. Yelen is the bets rat vet her in London ON.

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« Reply #199 on: September 30, 2013, 06:24:58 PM »
@amanda, thanks for this, my four legged family and I will be moving to Barrie soon, if I need to travel a little farther from home to go to a quality vet I'm glad I've got this reference! I'll be sad to be leaving the excellent care of the vet I have where I currently live in Asheville, NC.

Dr. Tim McMullan- Pinnacle Animal Hospital.
I first found this vet when my cat was having a seizure, and I was living in a new apartment kinda far from the vet I was previously seeing. I rushed kitty to the closest open place, Pinnacle, which had just opened its doors for business that week. After diagnosing kitty diabetic I've become a regular visitor there and have always received the best of care and very fair prices. I've watched them grow from brand new to a major contributor in our local rescue community. When I decided to adopt ratties, Dr. Tim took great care of them for neutering, antibiotic treatment, and getting rid of nasty mites. Several months ago, Dr. Tim took on some ratty rescues of his own after having removed tumors from some girls dropped at a shelter. I highly recommend Pinnacle aka DR. Tim for any animal care. They're great! And they're always doing pro bono work for shelters, helping rehome critters, and giving me a good multi rat discount!