Yesterday I found two small lumps on the stomach of my female Boxer, Zaynah. :( Today I took her to a local veterinarian which turned out to be not much more than a vaccination and neuter clinic. I relocated two years ago, dogs haven't had any health problems until now and I haven't found a vet I like around here, a very rural area. The local vet diagnosed them as "dermal masses" and recommended that they be removed but seemed somewhat unsure of what else to do. I brought up the possibility of other masses being inside her since I just found these two yesterday, suggested a biopsy, maybe x-rays, ultrasound, etc. and he said he doesn't have any of that kind of equipment and referred me to an oncologist in Grand Rapids, over an hour from here. He said the closest vet with an ultrasound is in Grand Rapids. That's fine; I'll take her wherever she needs to go but do I really need an oncologist at this point, when she hasn't even been diagnosed with cancer? I can manage to pay for her treatment, to a point anyway, but do not have a lot of extra money. I would appreciate some suggestions about what I should do next, go directly to the oncologist or to another general practice vet with more equipment and experience. Today's visit just wasted $26. What questions should I ask them on the phone to determine which other vet to set up an appointment with? What should they recommend be done next?