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    Sorry, I haven't reacted yet. I have just been reading...

    First of all, big hugs LL. And I hope your girl will recover very soon. You are doing great keeping it together. It must just be so horrible to go through all this.

    And I am quite appalled at the money situation with the vet. When I had dental work done years ago, they allowed me to pay it off without interest, no problem. I think I only paid like $50 a week and it took me 2 years to pay off. Why wouldn't a vet be able to do the same?

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    I am so sorry... what an awful year it has been for you. Hope things look up from here!!!

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    so sorry to hear whats happened LL. Best wishes to you and fam.

    the money situation with the vet is quite appauling. I honestly beleive the government needs to step in and do something
    to make essential medical treatment for pets more affordable. Some vets certainly have a lot to answer for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Lady View Post
    ChoppaChop Basically it's just like a normal loan with VERY high
    interest... Called a Pet Loan.

    Thing is if we need say $5000 it wont be $5000 to pay it out
    it'll be plus interest plus a fee to pay it out early..

    If I can help it I will not be getting this dam pet loan, I''ll be
    demanding to come back with a cheque from my insurance..

    Called up and she is still the same doing good but still can't get up..
    Will update you guys later, I have a 10 year old birthday party to do
    in 1 hour and a sleep over with 10 girls..The husband will be going to stay with
    my baby girl today...
    Actually that is incorrect LL re: the Pet Finance. The finance you get through GE is the same as the finance you get to buy stuff from say Harvey Norman. It is interest free for 6 or 12 months depending. Most emergency vets will accept this now. You just need to get approved by GE. Its called GE Care Credit (they have no intergrated with their other interest free options and is part of the GE Gem Card). It is a good option for people who don't have the cash to afford big vet bills and is a very good option if you have insurance because you can pay out the card as soon as you get your insurance payout.
    Welcome to GE Money CareCredit Australia

    Glad to hear she keeps improving. Fingers crossed she comes home soon.

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    Good to hear she is getting better LL.

    With the wildlife care, I am pretty sure every vet has to accept injured wildlife (in QLD anyway). I had an injured ducking in my yard and called the RSPCA to see what I could do with it and they told me to take it to any vet and they would care for it for free... that's not to say they don't just PTS or what ever after it is dropped off or something.

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    I remember when i was at the Logan City pound renewing all my tribes registration tags, this guy brought in an injured lorikeet. They have their own veterinary clinic on site, yet refused to see this bird and the guy was asked to take it somewhere else. I wonder if they feel because they are 'animal management' they're not obligated in helping sick and injured wildlife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratbag jrt View Post
    Glad your girl (who by the way is even beautiful when unwell and locked up at the vets!) is improving.

    I think the whole vet thing - good vet/bad vet is a nightmare for most pet owners. We all have our favourites and word of mouth definitely gets out about bad vets. I don't live near Springwood but should I move I know where I won't be going!

    As mentioned I work in wildlife care and have been in the back of many vets in my area (and there would be close to 40 vets). I have only two I am prepared to take my dogs, cat, lizard and wildlife to. Not only are the wildlife kept in appalling conditions, many are in a great deal of pain and have not seen a vet. I know they don't get paid to care/tend to these animals but, in my opinion, if they can't show some care and consideration to animals they are not making money from then they are not worthy of treating my pets. Some vets just have no idea about wildlife or things outside of ticks and fleas.

    I know they are running a business. But let me tell you (and many of you would know this anyway) the mark up on medication and food is astronomical. I believe they can, at times, (like in the middle of the night) make allowances for owners with sick pets. In my area you are charged $100 to have a pet euthanised. The cost of the "green dream" is negligable - $2.00. Big profit at the expense of a distressed owner. And this cost does not cover disposal of body.

    My own vet is a gem. He is a lone vet in a small practice and I trust him 110%. He is such a remarkable man that the week my son was diagnosed with a brain tumour, my husband also ended up in hospital , I also smashed the new car on the way to the hospital then my little KCC dislocated her hip (true story - worse week of my life). He did not charge me a cent. How lucky am I! I will never forget his kindness at one of the most distressing times of my life. If only there were more of him ............. and if only he looked like Chris Brown!!

    Lady Luck - good on you for telling them a deposit has been paid and they can now wait for the insurance. You go girl.
    Yes, when i worked at the vets, we were lucky enough to get flea.tick, worming and any other medications at cost price, which was never more than a one dollar for a worming tablet, and a couple of dollars for each medication they would charge clients between 40 -120 dollars for.
    I also did the reordering of stock...your mind would boggle if you knew what they actually pay for stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalierqld View Post
    Yes, when i worked at the vets, we were lucky enough to get flea.tick, worming and any other medications at cost price, which was never more than a one dollar for a worming tablet, and a couple of dollars for each medication they would charge clients between 40 -120 dollars for.
    I also did the reordering of stock...your mind would boggle if you knew what they actually pay for stuff.
    Well on that note....and after paying $40 for monthly worming, I'm willing to participate in a black market for worming tablets. So if anyone here works at a vet and can get Drontal Tablets for a 45 kg dog i'm willing to pay under the table. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

    And of course....."loose lips sink ships". I'm just a P.M away.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    Actually that is incorrect LL re: the Pet Finance. The finance you get through GE is the same as the finance you get to buy stuff from say Harvey Norman. It is interest free for 6 or 12 months depending. Most emergency vets will accept this now. You just need to get approved by GE. Its called GE Care Credit (they have no intergrated with their other interest free options and is part of the GE Gem Card). It is a good option for people who don't have the cash to afford big vet bills and is a very good option if you have insurance because you can pay out the card as soon as you get your insurance payout.
    Welcome to GE Money CareCredit Australia

    Glad to hear she keeps improving. Fingers crossed she comes home soon.
    That was the same offer I got from our emergency Vet...If they offered anything else they are B*****.......
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    they offered us I think it's called pet vet or vetpet I will have to
    recheck it..
    ANyway I had my daughters party today and a very good friend of ours
    came and his new girl friend is a legal something and she got the contract out
    that my husband signed with the vet and said the vet has no where to stand in this situation.
    on this contract it says here
    I understand that payment is due at the time I collect
    my pet and that should the account NOT be paid in full,
    debt recovery fees may be incurred.

    The lady today (debbie) says this
    does not say I can not collect my dog without payment.

    She also said that if I go in with my insurance certificate
    and tell them I WILL NOT be getting the loan and tell
    them my options which are, I will pay them so much per
    week until my insurance comes through..

    Debbie said that because I have paid a deposit and I do
    indeed have insurance and I am offering to pay what I can weekly
    there is nothing they can do...
    Say it went to court the vet wouldn't have a leg to stand on as
    I paid a deposit and I have made attempt to pay weekly what I can..
    Besides I have insurance.. So they can GO SUCK ON THAT..

    So all I can do now is wait until my girl is well enough to come home
    and plant this on them....

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