I was reading the posts on When You Need to Call a Vet and I absolutely agree with everything that was said. I want to call the vet while a problem is still manageable, not when it is a full blown emergency.
So why is it that my vet often acts like I'm a nut and too quick to call? I live in a rural area and do not have any choices when it comes to vets. They make a fortune off of me, so why be so condescending when I want my horse's eye checked out when it is swollen shut? I know vets are busy and dirt in the eye is not high on the list of emergencies, but it is still my horse and when it comes to the eyes, I don't want to take chances.
One time my horse came out of her stall 3 legged lame and dragging her hind leg. She took a few more steps and started walking normal, but I still wanted the vet to look at her. The vet came out and after examining her, laughed at me, because it turned out that she had "catchy" stifles and it was not the emergency that I had expressed on the phone. I had never seen that before and it scared the daylights out of me.
Just wondering if anyone else goes through this with their vet.