Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
Let me explain my dislike of Vet B. I should have explained it beforehand, ut felt my thread was long enough.
I dislike him mainly due to the fact that he point blank refused to make a farm call when I had an emergency with my mare a few years ago. He refused without good reason, in my opinion (he was going on vacation in a few days and needed to pack), and it was a pretty major emergency (my mare had gotten a nail embedded in her hoof). That was the first time I ever had to call the vet I now use and he came out within half an hour on an emergency basis.
Later that same year, I needed to get the vet (Vet B) out to do my mare's teeth. He point blank refused again, stating that he will not come out for no less than two horses. I know several people other than myself who often need a vet to come out for just one horse, and that got under my skin because this vet knew of my problem with not owning or having a horse-safe trailer and he knew that I couldn't trailer my horse to him. Once again, I called Vet A and he came out within half an hour.
Also, Vet B will sell restricted medications to me still, and I'm not a cliet of his anymore. If I call and say I need something, he doesn't even ask for information, he just says to come and get it.
At this point, I'm not sure if I do trust his ability. I'm sure he's a good vet, but it's more of a mental thing, I think...
I quit using him after my uncle died, and my uncle was the one who controlled who we used as a farrier/vet. The farrier he had me use before he died messed my mare's hooves up, and I switched to a different farrier after he died. It's sort of the same with the vet. I trusted him because my uncle liked him, but now that my uncle is gone, I really don't know if I do trust Vet B enough to let him perform a crypt. surgery on my boy.
And Saddlebag, I'm not that good with money, but I can make it stretch. Lol.
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (22 y/o TWH mare), Dakota (10 y/o TWH gelding) & Codie (18 y/o Walkaloosa gelding)