|Barked: Fri Apr 1, '11 10:50pm PST |
|So I'm looking to apply to Vet school next year. I'll be studying Nutrition on the side, as well, as most of us know that vets are NOT properly trained in terms of nutrition, aside from dog food companies coming in.
That said... I've also noticed there are certain vets I refuse to go to, simply because I have a list of standards and I know really amazing vets who have a set of standards that they will not lower themselves beneath, too. So I'm kind of researching and figuring out what people like or dislike, what they want in a vet, different types of vets, etc. I've strongly considered holistic practice too, but I'm iffy about it as it's more rare and I wouldn't know how to go about getting into it.
My current vet refuses to charge more than absolutely necessary to run his practice and pay his own bills, which to me, is amazing in comparison to another practice here that has KNOWINGLY scammed people out of thousands of dollars in tests that didn't even NEED to be performed, so it comes down to things like that.
His FIRST and foremost concern is the animal, then the owner, then the money after. And I only know one other vet practice here like that.
So what do you like or dislike about vets you've been to? What a list of standards you would LIKE to see in a vet?
I've never understood cosmetic surgeries in dogs that aren't actually for something to do with their health, so much as appearance. Why? I've never understood overcharging or charging for things that aren't needed. I've never understood why so many vets claim to KNOW ALL when it comes to nutrition, but haven't actually studied nutrition. I dunno, is it just me, or does it seem like there are FAR MORE vets in it just for the money than there are that are in it for the animals themselves?
I understand that running a business costs money, but when you're going above and beyond needlessly in prices...
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