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post #1 of 10 Old 05-02-2009, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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When did vets become whiners...

I took my lab in to the vet today...his hip dysplasia has been irritating him lately. I wanted to get an xray. Where we used to live we just took him in they snapped a quick shot and told us what to do. Well this new town has the biggest whiner vets I've ever met. Even though my dog was not bearing weight on his leg...two...TWO different vets told me that he would have to be put under anesthesia to take the bloomin' xray! So they couldn't see him today because he couldn't go home until Monday...which of course leads to a "significant" bill. Why can't they just take the xray? He will stand there like a good boy...for petes sake. So I gave him a Rimadyl and am thinking of just driving the 3 hours to see my old vet.

I've noticed vets are getting more expensive...working less hours...and providing less solutions. Blah.
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-02-2009, 01:05 PM
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Ugh! I think it's the whole medical proffession. There are some good drs/vets left, but most make too much money and are getting usedd to sitting on their butts to do it.
I would drive the 3 hrs. Sorry about the crap.
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It's only my opinion but from what I have seen it's the younger generation of vets, doctors ect. That tend to be this way. I think they go into the profession with the attitude of making money and not what the patient needs or wants.
I have no patience with those who either want to get in my pocket book for something that there is an easier and better solution for, or those who look at you like "your not a vet or doctor so you are stupid" please I've done this longer than you have been on this earth!
I know not all new vets/doctors are that bad but too many of them have that "I have the degree therefore I am all knowing give me your money" attitude

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It's only my opinion but from what I have seen it's the younger generation of vets, doctors ect. That tend to be this way. I think they go into the profession with the attitude of making money and not what the patient needs or wants.
I have no patience with those who either want to get in my pocket book for something that there is an easier and better solution for, or those who look at you like "your not a vet or doctor so you are stupid" please I've done this longer than you have been on this earth!
I know not all new vets/doctors are that bad but too many of them have that "I have the degree therefore I am all knowing give me your money" attitude
I agree 100% Sad that it's becoming like this. I had to take my daughter's stitches out myself because the dr thought it would cause trauma The stitches had been in far too long and were causing infection. I removed them, drained the pus, and her finger is perfect. Oh, and she didnt even flinch!
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I LOVE my vet. I am so grateful for this group. Where I used to live if you were even close to being out of office hours you had to drive atleast 45 minutes to the nearest emergency vet. What a pain! My vet now if you have any problems at all you call the office (a receptionist is always there) and the vet calls you back asap. If needed they come in (no matter what time) and my vet has even done a house call. I would much rather pay my own vet the extra for an emergency call then someone who has no knowledge of my dogs and or ever seen them before. The whole practice is great, but I have my favorite vet :) I definitely feel blessed considering what I had where I used to live. They did not care and always tried to talk me into this high cost treatments (I used to work with a rescue and frequently had to take them into the vet). I also love the doctor who did the surgeries on my ankle, I guess I got really lucky. But I have seen plenty of doctors just hand out stuff without even getting to know the patient. I had a friend who went to a doctor for a preop dueto the fact that her surgeon felt she had an eating disorder (she did, 95lbs at 5'7) and he saw her for maybe 5 minutes and cleared her after she admitted to suffering from anorexia just 4 weeks prior.
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I have the best vet... She is amazing. My horse was sick... She came out 4 times, gave shots, then he went and stayed at her place for 3 night with daily shots and check ups... Charged us $500. If that was our main vet, it would have been $1000+. She works out of her garage, doesn't have an office or receptionist, but she charges FAIR prices, will come ASAP if she is needed... She really is a godsend.

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post #7 of 10 Old 05-04-2009, 01:03 AM
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When I got Wiski home I decided to have his teeth floated... The vet came out, gave him a shot to make him calm, floated the teeth, threw in an exam and a worming all for under $100.

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glad to see I'm not the only one with the problem... I will say that I haven't had any issues with horse vets. Only dog vets. I go to a "horse specialist" so they don't see dogs. Maybe I should ask again though because my lab is 115+ lb. Maybe that is what scares the poor little dog vets that are used to dealing with toy poodles.
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I took my lab in to the vet today...his hip dysplasia has been irritating him lately. I wanted to get an xray. Where we used to live we just took him in they snapped a quick shot and told us what to do. Well this new town has the biggest whiner vets I've ever met. Even though my dog was not bearing weight on his leg...two...TWO different vets told me that he would have to be put under anesthesia to take the bloomin' xray! So they couldn't see him today because he couldn't go home until Monday...which of course leads to a "significant" bill. Why can't they just take the xray? He will stand there like a good boy...for petes sake. So I gave him a Rimadyl and am thinking of just driving the 3 hours to see my old vet.

I've noticed vets are getting more expensive...working less hours...and providing less solutions. Blah.
That's funny, hip dysplasia is what I have which is why I have required some many surgeries. I usually en up referring to dogs so people get what I'm talking about.
You know, vets are like regular people doctors. They are LAZY so if there is a way of making their job easy, regardless of the cost to you, they will do that. It's a shame they are forcing to use sedation. I would probably drive the 3 hours, would be cheaper for you, just make sure your pooch can indeed stand still.
Good luck! And good for you for checking up on it and getting it treated :)
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-04-2009, 10:44 AM
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It's called liability and insurance.

A sedated animal is less likely to cause further harm to self and to the tech, vet, equipment, etc.

In the end there is money saved. How many films do they have to shoot if the animal is not still?
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