I think I got lucky because #1, the guy who sold me Dottie was there and he is a small animal owner himself (I tend to believe him), AND I just happened to take Pennie to the same vet that they would have treated her at if I would have "returned" her for treatment (so basically, I was saving them the trouble of having to administer meds and monitor her). He seemed to be really concerned with having sick animals in the store and was the one who fought for me to get the vet bills paid--the other small animal guy who we bought the other two girls from really didn't listen to me when I told him that one of the piggies in another "cage" was looking really poorly.
$70 is the amount that everything cost ($45 for exam, 2 ab at $25 total).
I will push Petsmart some more but not tons mostly because I don't have much cannon foder.
dmpiggie, I get it now. That's about how much each round of ABs (for both GPs) cost me but I've gone through so many now it's way above that. The vet I work with now charged me $30 for the office visit (it's normally $40) when I asked for a price break, and that was really nice.