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        06-09-2012, 11:15 AM
    OP, I'm with you in rant. I used a vet for a while (a knowledgeable one), who was ALWAYS 2-3 hours late. Not because of the emergency (that's completely understandable and I'd never whine about waiting because of that!), but simply because that's how he was. Doesn't matter I was a 1st client in morning or appointment was mid-day, the delay always was 2 hours at least. When I asked last time why he's always late (because I had to cancel a meeting because of that), he said "you should enjoy waiting for me, shouldn't you?". While I understand it was a joke, personally I find it unacceptable, because in the end it's a business and I pay lots of money for the call and what I order, not taking a favor for free. Eventually I just switched to my current vet who is always on-time, and I'm very happy with him.
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        06-15-2012, 06:37 AM
    Vet came out yesterday, luckly it was the et we really wantedso that was good, Prince just stood there to get sedated which was fantastic he was such a good boy. Lorenzo on the other hand who was completely unhandled until a couple of months ago toook one lluck at the vet and decided he didn't like him and decided he din't like him, so had to be twiched too be sedated. Molly decided to hurt her eye the night beforeso it was all swollon and red,she hates men so that was alse fun. Ricky did get microchipped but wascompletely wound up due to Molly being down at the house so he was being a pain. So three hours later, with a ery tired me, vet and vet nurse we were finished. It wasa relitiely good day and the vet comented on how good they all looked. They also decided to phone to say they were coming early which makes a nice change so instead of coming at 3:30 they came around 12:30 it was a bit of a rush as I just got back from the dentist which is an hour away.
        06-15-2012, 06:43 AM
    3 hours? Omg..

    Maybe that's why they keep rescheduling? XP Kind of a joke..

    Well glad they came out!
        06-15-2012, 07:28 AM
    They were gelding to of the boys, microchipping another, checking Molly's eye, then they checked to see if one of the other colts teeth were good enough o pass his stallion assment. One of the colts took forever to get sadated because he was playing up
        06-15-2012, 10:29 AM
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    Lack of competition has created crap customer service and they get away with it because they have no choice. I had a similar practice near me, I lovedd the three associate vets but the owner was a total prick and was basically overbooking. Same situation, every single apointment was either late or rescheduled. The last time the called to rescheduled I told them no, either keep the appointment or don't show up at all. I have a large equine specific practice an hour away that is set up for you to go to them. In the AM as there house call apts are in the pm. Works very well sorry about your situation.
        06-15-2012, 12:39 PM
    The owner is the good et. I hae done two weeks work experence so I know all the vets and vet nurses well. The vets was fine until the only other vet practice shut now they have the whole island to tend to. It is just one vet that I ((3wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww)<--that was what the cat thinks lol) don't like because of the way he handles animals we thought it was him that was coming out but it wasn't sso it ws all good.
        06-15-2012, 08:30 PM
    Just a question --- cause I'm curious----If you live on an island and the vet is 3 hours away, the dentist is an hour away and it's too expensive to get the horse to the mainland...why do you need to get him microchipped? Where is he going where he would get lost or stolen? And where would he be taken to get the chip read?
        06-16-2012, 02:36 AM
    No the et isn't an hour away he was here for an hour. He is half an hour away. We had to get him microchipped to go to this, About the PBSA Pony Evaluation Scheme. If a horse had something that our vets can't treat then they would go south and that would be fine but for something like gelding it isn't eccenomial to go to the mainland as it cost 100 ($157) then you hae got the 200 to get you and your car on the ferry, then the et bill which tends to more expencie south.

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