RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Fri Jul 3, '09 4:44am PST |
|Well, mol, we all know how I am, so gotta stick up for the vets.
Vets have alot of knowledge, and they paid alot of money for their
education. When our day is done at work, we go home. When their day
is done, they are still there, taking care of an animal that came in for
a life threatening illness or injury, and still needs to be looked after, or
What if they said, OK, its 6pm, saw the last client, clinic is closed, time to
go home. Oh, there is a cat back there, that has a serious illness, is
hanging by a thread, prob should be treated, watched, but heck, I been
here since 8am, time to go home, hope he makes it thru the night.
My vet is there at 8am, clinic closes at 6pm. Alot of times, she doesn't
call me back, until 7pm or 8pm, she is still there. She apologizes, for not
calling me back sooner. She is returning phone calls, to owners that have
a sick cat or dog, or questions, or talking to a specialist at a university, or
the last time, it was because a dog got hit by a car, and it was touch and
go with the dog, didn't want to leave him. I'll bet that owner, was very
thankful, she stayed.
If I have a simple question, she will call me back on her lunch. When its
your lunch, do you want to be bothered.
She gives me her cell in case I have an emergency at a show.
Called her at 7am on a Sunday morn, hysterical and 5 hours from home,
because Bumpurr got into a chor boy, that he found under the bed at the
hotel. She told me what to do, what to watch for, and when I should
find a vet down there, and, to have the vet call her.
Do you really want to be bothered at 7am on a Sunday morning.
I called her on a Thursday, her day off, because Cowboy was sneezing, and
I had a show coming up that weekend, and had to leave on Friday.
Do you really want to be bothered on your day off.
Alot of yrs ago, was taking care of a friends very expensive Saddlebred, over
the Thanksgiving holiday. I came into the barn that Thurs morn, and he
was colicing. I called and called her vet, no call back. I called my vet, he
came right out, and he was 1 1/2 hrs away. Said he didn't like to treat
another persons horse, but this was life or death. But he did it for me.
He knows how I am, about my animals.
How many vets, are going to travel 1 1/2 hrs, to treat another persons
Alot of yrs ago, it was a Sunday night, very hot and humid. My horse just
did not act his normal self. Everybody said, its just the weather. I knew,
something was not right. I called my vet.
He had been on emergencies all day, had just got home, was sitting down
to dinner, at a family reunion no less, and he was 1 1/2 hrs away. He said
I will be right there.
How many vets would have done that. He did it for me, he knows how I
In my opinion, vets are worth their weight in gold, they go above and
I will always stick up for them.