(NEWSER) – With another doctor administering anesthetic and a nurse on hand to keep an eye on heart rates, the attending surgeon in a hospital in Scotland recently pulled off two complicated operations in the same day. The team's patients: a pair of pet goldfish who both had cancer,LiveScience reports. The total cost for both procedures: $750. Their owner's reaction: priceless.
"I probably couldn't have chosen … better vets," Janie Gordon said in a Facebook post from the Inglis Veterinary Hospital in Fife. "I'm not sure anyone else would have attempted it." The surgeries were for Star, a fish won at a local fair 12 years ago who needed to have a cancerous eye taken out, and Nemo, Star's "lifelong companion," who required a more "straightforward" operation to remove a lump.