|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Sat Aug 31, '13 3:08pm PST |
|Sabs, I have noticed that some of our newer vets, especially the women, DO have more of a heart and also more knowledge that it isn't just about the dog's physical stats! I like it, I think?
Not the same, but not totally different... my Frenchie Jones needed his eye removed this past Spring. I was moaning about the cost and refusing pre-surgery blood work due to cost, (he's almost 10) and told her I really couldn't afford ANY of it but I would somehow, someway come up with the payment for the removal.
A bit later she called me and asked if I would consider neutering him... she immediately jumped in stating she was not pushing neutering, felt breeders knew enough to make their own decisions, etc., but she felt she could save me some money.
I agreed. Due to that neutering (in the computer at $108 for his weight), and adding the eye removal as an extra surgery at $40 per minute and doing the bloodwork with a senior discount she got the entire process down to under $400 instead of the $950 WITHOUT bloodwork that it was listed at thru the computer billing.
She had a heart and she understood where I was at AND she was still concerned about the dog. Most of the other vets in that practice would have just said either his eye comes out or he dies.
Edited by author Sat Aug 31, '13 3:19pm PST