Holy smokes, there is only 33 days left until Christmas! Ha, sorry to freak y’all out, had to:P
So today, I volunteered to take my mom’s cat in to her vet’s office to have his ears checked, what I discovered there may shock you: ALL VETS ARE NOT ALIKE. I’ve never been so thankful to have had 2 amazing vet’s in the time I’ve had my dog. When we lived in Vancouver, we went to Como Lake Veterinary in Coquitlam. Now in the Kootenays we go to Selkirk Veterinary. Both vet’s have been above kind, caring and gentle with my dog. Today, this vet had zero bed side manner, treated me like I knew nothing about anything and his assistant was extremely dis-heartening. I watched as she brutally grabbed my mothers cat and treated him as if he were a meaningless rag doll. Then after overhearing that a dog was licking their bandage in the kennels, I watched as she walked to the kennel and screamed at the dog to “stop it”. After biting my tongue, and completing our appointment, I had to wait, with my terrified cat in tow, for 10 minutes as they figured out who was going to accept my debit card payment and just how much they were going to charge me for this visit. Never again. My mother has since been told to take her business elsewhere.
It is important to know what you want in a pet care provider, kindness, empathy and gentleness are high on my list–and I won’t settle for less. Figure out what is important to you and whether or not you fully trust your provider–you shouldn’t settle for anything less either.