So last week I posted Things Vet Techs Don’t Like and hopefully enlightened the world a bit about the the daily aggravation that comes along beside the daily satisfactions Veterinay Professionals have. It was a short list, and definately not the end. Behold!
My Dog Has A Tiny Boo Boo, KILL IT!
The worst thing to see on your schedule for the day next to inventory day is the word EUTHANASIA. The only thing worse than that is when you see, pet has sprained leg, or a tiny cut, maybe even a mass to be examined, and you go triage the room and the owner jumps right to Euthanasia. WHY ARE YOU THINKING LETS KILL IT FOR GETTING A FIXABLE PROBLEM? Now I’m in no way shape or form saying EUTHANASIA is wrong, I’m saying it’s wrong when your dog can have years left with you if you’re willing to work with them and fix their minor issue. If the pet has malignant tumors throughout their thoracic cavity then I understand, but your dog with a superficial mass that can be removed with no problem that isn’t malignant… give me and the pet a break jeez…
Umm, My Appointment was for 3:30, its 3:32 Why Haven’t I Been Seen?
This particular breed of nonsense has been a plague of every Veterinary clinic at some point. Its apparently genetically coded into about a third of your client population to have no patience whatsoever once they cross the threshold of the animal hospital. Operative word being Hospital. This insinuates that it is a place where medical procedures take place, a medical office, a doctor’s office. Much like a family medical doctors office, where one will experience wait times, sometimes one Helluva wait time. One big difference, OUR PATIENTS CAN’T TELL US WHATS WRONG! This often leads to a battery of tests and detective questions until we solve the problem, SO one may have a wait time if their doctor is doing good medicine and trying to help another patient. You what that kind of diligent work done. So does every one else. Stop complaining about it as soon as a few minutes go by Will ya? Disclaimer for all vet hospitals everywhere: we do not own, ever conceived, or plan to produce a one time instantaneous godlike miracle injection that solves the broad spectrum of animal ailments. Stop acting like we have one and being surprised we don’t
What Do You Mean The Vet Is A Human Being That Requires food?
This client baffles me. Truly does. Evey single job that offers full time employment also offers lunch breaks. Whether it’s service industry, retail, medical, anything that is legal you get a lunch break. HUMANS NEED FOOD. So as per human requirement for life Veterinarians take lunch breaks. Some hospitals even close down for the lunch hours. Some are just opened for over the counter sales. That should be something quite easy to understand since we are human. Yet, some clients come in at these times and demand to be seen by the doctor because little Fluffy has been having diarrhea for 7 days. But today at lunch it’s imperative they be seen. Then they get extremely upset that your human doctor is out obtaining sustenance. For shame on the good doctor for the need to eat and function normally.
I Need A Refill Of (Blank) Right Now! Fetch It
I love this client. They come in when it’s at their leisure and randomly request their medication for their pet be refilled. Most clinics have a Refill policy, you most likely need to call in advance. When this client is told this for the millionth time they instantly grow upset and say they were never told this. It doesn’t help their case now that they are being rude about it, and you have a posted sign about this policy. Now they are passed saying you want their pet to die, and we are evil, yet it’s their own personal responsibility to follow policy. Sigh… life is just peachy when you have clients who don’t see how they are at fault.
That’s just my 2 cents on the fantastic world of Vet Techs. …