I know when I first got Dakota, my aunt suggested going to Pet supplies and getting his vaccines done for $10/each and then micro-chipped for $10 as well. All together, the visit was $60. VPI were the vets present for the procedure and they were very well mannered and gentle with Dakota. They also offer affordable parasite prevention in various forms but effective nonetheless. I strongly suggest VPI for those who are tight on money but still want to afford good pet health care. So glad my aunt told me about them.