:Kathy is…at a CrossroadsPosted: January 22, 2009
Just reread the older entry…”but Doc, the dog is dead”…my criteria
for a vet is certainly different than your needs as a breeder. And I
have thrown caution to the wind, with having all of our dogs
vaccinated including meds for heartworm, the raccoon meds and kennel
cough. We do board from time to time. Our groomer doesn’t require
it. Mercifully, everyone seems to be surviving!!
But I have reached a painful reality that my current vet has let his
office run “amuck” with poorly trained staff. Our 11 year old Sophie
has been on the same thyroid meds for years and was recently given
the wrong pills 3x before the desk ladies could figure out how to renew
the prescription properly. Soph weighs 12 pounds and they gave us
meds for a 100 pound dog!! We caught the mistake immediately so no
harm was done to Sophie. We have been overcharged for special food,
charged for incorrect procedures, etc. And it doesn’t appear the
situation will be correcting itself anytime soon. So it’s off to find
a new “Wizard”!!
Any suggestions? Especially questions to ask? Special things to
look for…Could you open this up to the blog?
You have shared who you go to for normal vet procedures…my groomer
and her family have used the same vet for years and recommend him,
too. Did you make a special appt. just to meet the vet before making
P.S. From Debby:
As always, I like to include a photo or graphic with each entry. I came upon Are You Busy Doc? through the all-powerful google. Having worked in a Nebraska Sandhills practice the first three years out of vet tech school, looks like a must read!