My dog is named Mimi & she's a dorgi (Dausand & Corgi mix). She's eight years old and healthy. She's really our family's dog. Everyone loves her to pieces. She lives with my parents and we consider a family member. My parent's refer to her as my younger sister. Last Sunday, my mom noticed a bump the size of a silver dollar on Mimi's chest. On Tuesday, I took her to her usual vet. The vet ran a biopsy and they said that its lipomas. Its benign fatty growth. It will get larger in size and some people operate when it reaches the size of an orange. We cannot bear to have it get any larger so we are planning on having her undergo surgery soon (within a month). My mom wants me to do research, get a second opinion, and make sure the pricing is right. The vet gave me pricing of about 1100 to 1200 dollars. They are going to clean her teeth too while she is under anesthesia. I read that lipomas are fairly common in older female dogs who are on the heavy side. Has anyone had to deal with it? San Diego TPF members, do you have a vet that you love and can recommend? Here's some pictures of Mimi. She's around 22 pounds. Her body type is soft & mushy since she's part corgi. The first one was taken during her play break. The second while she was lounging around the living room.