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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny-girl View Post
    LOL true.. though my son (8 years old) did tell me he was going to sue me because he had stitches when he was a year old, so he could fund his ipod nano that he wants.... Hooch will never do that to me haaa
    Hey, hooch is in enough trouble, dont be giving him anymore idea's
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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    Well the vet I was going for, for about 6 years is a scammer.
    I changed vets and he is fabulous..
    Totally there for your pet not your money..
    I got an Xray for my girl to see how many pups she had
    in the oven and all up the bill was $65 Wow Cheap as..

    He is just a good guy that really cares about your pet..
    When I took geneva there first when she was paralyzed
    the bill was around $180 he said just get her down to ER and fix the bill
    up with him later... WoW who says that..

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    I am happy with my new vet..katy spent a lot of time there and she is happy to go back and say hello to everyone and get her clips out........

    The Specialist in melbourne for her cruciate was just the best....She is sound as a bell now and I am really pleased. We had our first Rally Obedience prac and i am amazed at how well she went after 12 weeks of nothing. She was great.....Katy is just the most awesome heeler. Sits are a little sloppy now post surgery (leg out straight, not sitting on haunches), but who cares, she cannot help it and they(and I) will have to accept it

    I hope Hooch is on the mend...Give him a big hug from us
    Pets are forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkest View Post
    Kristy.Maree, I've been going to this Vet for about 30 years, so that could be the reason... but from what I have observed of him {and his nurses too}, he's like that with everyone - a genuine animal lover who actually cares about what he's doing. He's a real credit to his profession.
    You are so lucky to have found this vet.
    We all want the best for our animals and they obviously understand the level of care we expect.

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    Thank you newfsie - he is as good as new! playful and happy.
    We got him a kennel but he only goes into it if we need to bath him and he wants to hide LOL
    Hopefully when its cold and rainy and I have to go to work he will get his little bottbott into it. It is under the patio so nice and protected.
    I wish I found a good vet around here. I asked around and everyone recommended the local vet practice we have been seeing but I don't trust them.
    They wanted to re-operate on Hooch when his stitches were not closing when he had his operation. The other (far far away) vet just stapled it and all was good.

    If anyone has any suggestions - Canning Vale area, WA.... would love to hear!

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    we have a local vet that is a small chain of 4 or 5 practices under the one banner in the general area. They are completely profit driven and adding multiple services with doubtful need to every visit.
    I took our very healthy and happy dog there once with a cut paw. I am a nurse and felt confident in wound care but I wanted to make sure it did not need stitches or have something inbeded in it.
    The vet spent 20 plus min trying to convince me to buy their dog food (science diet), spent 10 min telling me what a shocking and negligent owner I was for giving my dog bones (he is over 8 yrs old and never had a problem- great teath also), added a $50 bottle of ear drops I did not want to the bill (to use as a preventative), tried to get me to vacinate the dog (we dont vacinate any more- a different thread). In the end I was so frustrated I was close to tears. Hardly looked at the dogs paw as every time he tried the dog pulled his paw away- it was bleeding and cut! Told me to come back if it was not healing....

    Absolutely did not have the dogs best interest in mind and I felt used up as a profit generating machine.

    I am lucky to have asked around and found a really lovely vet who is also a breeder 3 suburbs away- her care is 100% better. Yes she is expensive- but she is treating genuine problems and not adding services that are not required to up the bill every time you walk in the door.

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    I barely visit the vet enough to build up any sort of relationship up with one, usually just the one checkup and vax a year and that's me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuri_89 View Post
    I barely visit the vet enough to build up any sort of relationship up with one, usually just the one checkup and vax a year and that's me.
    Sammy and I used to be the same, in fact I don't even vaccinate after puppyhood but unfortunately he has a few accidents and so we've met a few vets. I've had amazing vets and absolutely terrible vets. Sammy had another appointment tonight to have his staples removed. I spent 30 mins in with the vet with her giving Sammy a full examination and then playing with him - she won me over when she told me he had human eyes, not dog eyes (not that there's anything wrong with dog eyes of course, but I like it when people make me feel less crazy and tell me that yes, Sammy is actually different and something really special) and then didn't charge me a cent. I was worried because my old vet has gone back to the UK and when you have an entire dog meeting a new vet is not a fun experience (have to go through the whole, oh you're killing your dog by not desexing etc etc) but she has proven to be wonderful and after only 2 visits, I am already really hoping she never leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuri_89 View Post
    I barely visit the vet enough to build up any sort of relationship up with one, usually just the one checkup and vax a year and that's me.
    That used to be me, Until Katy this year
    Pets are forever

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    I think it is important to know a good vet so when something really bad happens.. you know where to go and you have a point of contact.
    It is the same with a good family doctor. We hardly see a doctor but when something is wrong - I know I can go see her and she is wonderful, I trust her.
    I wish I had a vet that I could trust and feel comfortable with in time of need.

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