As an autistic I miss social cues~ I am concerned that my vet did not act ethically but am unsure what to Google to read Australian ethical expectations~ and common sense is not so "common" for a person like me.
My dog (cattle x) has an aural haemotoma, I took her to the vet and she said that my dog was not calm enough for her to give anesthetic to stitch the vessels. she then put cream on her ear which she said was an anaethetic and used a syringe to pop the skin, the first time my dog yelped, second time didn't notice anything. she said the only thing she could do was put on an Elizabethan collar and bandage and stitch the vessels on monday (it was saturday morning). she didn't swab the punctures with antiseptic, just put on a wad of cotton and used a plaster bandage (she kept saying it was her last one like she didn't want to use it and I said I wanted it, reminding her of the dirt yard I have).
when she was asking details to put in the computer she asked about weight and I said that the receptionist hadn't weighed her, that she was usually between 25-27 kg, she she looked like she weighed that~ I didn't think anything of it till I got home and read the instructions for the pain killer which I have to measure the dose for myself with a syringe~ it states clearly that overdose is possible and must go be weight(meloxicam).
it wasn't until later that day that I realised that an appointment hadn't been made for the monday~ and realised that it must of been up to me to ask reception to make the booking, even though I had agreed to it with the vet.