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        04-30-2013, 03:24 PM
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    Foal
    Did I get what all I asked for or only some of the shots

    I told the veternarian I wanted East and West Nile, rabies, rhino, and patomic, when he came out for the horses spring time shots.

    The office gal kept saying West Nile when repeating what I wanted, I kept saying I wanted both East and West Nile.

    The vet was out a couple weeks ago, and today we finally got the paper work of charges for the shots.

    This is what is listed:

    Equine EHV 4/1 Flu Rhino Admi.
    Equine Imrab Rabies
    West Nile EWT booster

    Did I get all that I had requested for shots? I wanted East and West Nile. But only West is listed.


    I keep feeling as if either they are not hearing me correctly, or are not listening, or just don't bother to make sure they get it right. I feel as if when I call for services, I end up only getting part of what I asked.

    When I set up the farm call for the horses to get their shots, I also requested the vet give the two goats their yearly shots too. He did not give the goats any shots. He says the office people forgot to tell him. The office called me to set up for him to come out last week to give the goats the shots he had missed doind the week before. He never showed up. When my husband saw him today, he said he had forgotten the appointment. The man lives half a mile from us. What is the big deal of "forgetting"?

    There has been another incident involving one of my furkids (what other people call 'dogs') and not getting what I had asked for and wanted.

    These are new vets to us, cause we moved here April 2.

    I am starting to wonder if it would be best to try finding another vet. But since it is a small town, there is only one other vet, and I think she is a small animal vet only, which that is ok for using for my kids. And there is alslo the chance she is not that good either.
         
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        04-30-2013, 04:27 PM
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    Green Broke
    Have you looked into ordering the shots and administering them yourself?
    The only thing I have the vet do is float teeth, blood work and coggins. I buy the shots and do them myself.
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        04-30-2013, 04:33 PM
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    Green Broke
    There is no East Nile. There is a Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis- perhaps that is what you were thinking of.
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        04-30-2013, 05:04 PM
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    Originally Posted by natisha    
    There is no East Nile. There is a Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis- perhaps that is what you were thinking of.

    Ok, thank you. I am guessing I mixed them up.
         
        04-30-2013, 05:07 PM
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    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    Have you looked into ordering the shots and administering them yourself?
    The only thing I have the vet do is float teeth, blood work and coggins. I buy the shots and do them myself.

    I used to give my own shots but can't cause of my broken leg.

    Have not been able to put any weight on the leg for the past 6 months cause of the break not healing. It has just started to heal and when the doc does let me put weight on the leg, I will sort of have to learn to use that leg all over again cause of not using it for so long. So even when the break does get healed, the leg will be about useless until I rebuild all the muscles and such.

    It may be another 6 months before I can use the leg completely and be able to walk.
         
        04-30-2013, 05:42 PM
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    Originally Posted by natisha    
    There is no East Nile. There is a Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis- perhaps that is what you were thinking of.
    Good - I thought I was missing something (wouldn't be the first time either). So this means OP didn't get sleeping sickness done then?

    Itsjustme, is it possible to fax or e-mail the vet clinic with your requests? There might be a communication situation going on here that involves the office folks rather than vets (and that stuff happens - new staff, etc). If they can get something in hardcopy form it might help everyone out.
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        04-30-2013, 05:53 PM
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    The West Nile EWT has Eastern and Western SS vaccines, plus tetanus.
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        05-01-2013, 06:06 AM
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    Originally Posted by itsjustme    
    I told the veternarian I wanted East and West Nile, rabies, rhino, and patomic, when he came out for the horses spring time shots.

    The office gal kept saying West Nile when repeating what I wanted, I kept saying I wanted both East and West Nile.

    The vet was out a couple weeks ago, and today we finally got the paper work of charges for the shots.

    This is what is listed:

    Equine EHV 4/1 Flu Rhino Admi.
    Equine Imrab Rabies
    West Nile EWT booster

    Did I get all that I had requested for shots? I wanted East and West Nile. But only West is listed.
    No you didn't.
    EHV 4/1 Flu Rhino is a combination shot of types 4 and 1 rhino and the current flu vaccine.
    Equine Imrab Rabies is your rabies vaccine.
    West Nile EWT booster is another combination shot with West Nile, Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis (also abbreviated EEE, WEE) plus tetanus.

    What you did not get the the Potomac Horse Fever. What you got and you didn't ask for was the flu.

    Some vets are great at listening and communicating with their clients and other suck at it. If you have any second thoughts and questions, do not let them drive off without satisfying your concerns. As a new vet, they don't know you or your level of understanding and might be taking too much for granted.
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