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Veterinarians Who Want to Help Their WALLETS Instead of Our Beloved Pets ! TAKE ACTION !

Animals  (tags: animals, pets, vets, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, pets )

- 3328 days ago -
on April 8th I noticed my cat friday, was in the litter pan trying to pee with no aval, and he started crying, I automaticly took him to Ocean state just minutes away. I noticed his bladder was very hard, and I panic, this happend to him along time ago

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Cher C (1429)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 5:24 am

I tried to post this yesterday but it was taken down at for some reason. I am posting it again.... PLEASE SIGN PETITION!!!!


Dee C (23)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 5:26 am
Thanks Cher..

. (0)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 5:52 am
Many veterinarians, if you are not currently a patient of theirs, will ask for up front payment before treatment. Unfortunately they know that if they don't in so many cases they won't get paid.

I am grateful that there are so many veterinarians out there who consider themselves as doctors first and businesspeople second; however, I am always aware of the fact that they are in business to make money. As are we all.

In this particular case, the pet owner should definitely have been informed immediately about the need for up front payment; however, I don't have a problem with the fact that she was required to pay up front.

Joycey B (750)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 6:22 am
I am so glad you brought this back Cher. They paid a lot to this place. And the woman's sister paid it for her and they didn't even help the cat. Thank goodness they took him to a good animal hospital. That's probably why the first one asks for the money first, they don't seem to know what they are doing. I hope their place closes down.

Gladly signed,#4. Noted with thanks Cher.

Thank you for signing the petition "Veterinarians who want to help their WALLETS instead of our Beloved Pets"


Kathy W (299)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 10:18 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Cher.

Tom M (814)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 2:22 pm

Gillian M (218)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 3:14 pm
Can I suggest that the sister contact her credit card caompany for legal advice.

Kari D (192)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 4:31 pm
notee & signer #13

MARY D (158)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 5:07 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Veterinarians who want to help their WALLETS instead of our Beloved Pets"

. (0)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 5:10 pm
I have a get vet very kind and understanding, I signed cher Thanks Hugs. You have more petitions in your e-mail Hugs

. (0)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 5:17 pm
I'm also lucky, Songbird, to have a wonderful vet.

One thing which I would like to point out is that, according to the Department of Labor, the average U.S. veterinarian earns $75,000 per year. That's after four years of college, three years of VERY expensive vet school, and the start-up costs for a practice.

Most vets aren't getting rich off their careers (some could probably make more as a plumber.) And most do an awful lot of free work for patients who can't pay, for animal shelters, for trap/neuter/release programs, and other things.

I know there are bad vets out there. But, in general, someone doesn't go into veterinary medicine to get rich. Cause they aren't going to get rich. They usually go into it because they love animals. But they also have to earn a living and support themselves and their families. And an average income of $75,000 per year doesn't go terribly far these days.

One other thing - the article implies that the veterinarian in question did not treat the animal properly because the condition flared up again and was successfully treated by another vet. But that doesn't necessarily mean the first vet did anything wrong - sometimes that just happens. We're only seeing one side of the story here. We're only getting the opinion of the pet owner. Not necessarily the actual facts (no way to know.)

Just something to consider!

Mandi T (367)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 6:26 pm
Done TX Cher

Rhonda Maness (580)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 7:04 pm
Than you so much Cher. I couldn't find it yesterday and it was kind of you to take the time to resend it.

. (0)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 9:41 pm
Thanxx. It is awful that there are these vets that are just in it for the money... they definitely need to be boycotted, we have some here tooooooooo... Just as they exploit our wallets, lets exploits their names so that they get hussled out of business for good... Only Animals lovers needed.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Friday May 8, 2009, 5:42 am
Just remember, the Vet knows how emotional we are about our animals and they abuse our feelings, because they know we will pay for the welfare of our animals. My Vet here is the same and he knows how many dogs I have and yet he gives no discount.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 8, 2009, 5:48 am
As you all would expect these evil veterinarians only want to make money.To me it's all their fault....... not the cat owner who doomed the cat to death just by being poor sorry your cat went to the that big Veitnamesse butcher in the sky but maybe you should have a working relationship w/ that vet so he could trust you.Mabe you should have taken it to the vet that gave it it's shots He/She may haved worked with ya ............Or is it free health care what you were looking for so you didn't have to spend your weed money

. (0)
Friday May 8, 2009, 5:51 am
Julie, do you expect the electric company to give you a discount because you support multiple dogs?

Vets don't "abuse" our feelings. They're in business. And, as I pointed out before, earning an average of $75,000 per year shows that most vets aren't gouging their customers. At that salary, they're making a rather poor living considering all that education, wouldn't you say?

. (0)
Friday May 8, 2009, 5:58 am
And, Julie - you made one very true statement. They are "your" animals. So of course you are expected to pay for their welfare.

This is a subject that really irritates me a bit. Because I've seen so many caring and great vets throughout my life. I just boarded a cat at a vet's office who I'm trying to find a home for (a stray I found). I chose the vet closest to my office for convenience even though I've never been to that practice before. And even though I've never been there before the vet offered to waive the boarding fees for the first week (I didn't ask for that nor even expect it). And the staff is working to help me find a home for the cat. Because he, and they, are decent people who want to help a stray cat find a home. My own vet has boarded strays for free for me as well.

Cher C (1429)
Friday May 8, 2009, 6:03 am

I've seen both sides of the coin here, worked for both kinds of vets.
Some are wonderful and will do most anything for their clients and others... well I don't think those few should be in business personally.


Lisa M (8)
Friday May 8, 2009, 6:06 am
I understand. I live in rural Idaho with a very low income rate of our citizens. Our vet clinic caters to ranchers - where the money is. I have two cats and four dogs and never recieve a discount. They never discount on spaying or neutering for anyone, not even our dog pound (not shelter) for someone willing to adopt an abandoned animal, which is very rare. I wish the government would give LARGE tax credits to clinics that offer their services as a reduced rate or give them incentive to have a discounted spay and neuter days once a month. We subsidize too many things I don't think are needed. It is my money too and would like to see it used to help people take care of their animals.

Marie Therese F (34)
Friday May 8, 2009, 6:57 am
For this , I am lucky to live in France and got a very understanding vet who loves animals more than money . Thanks to him from the deepest of my heart !
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