before i start the story i wil tell that the rabbit im this story was extremely tame (she was kicked out of the nest so i had to bottlefeed her a couple weeks) loyal and she listend to me like a dog this made it so that i would be able to walk with her in public and even forests without her fleeing from me (she always had on a harnass when i walked with her and i had a leash. now onto the story
so i was walking with my rabbit (from here on out reffered to as m) to the veterenarian (from here on out reffered to as v) to get her biyearly anticocidea shot because she had gotten it at young age and it was the best way to prevent a secondairy infection of it. when i was not even 5 min. away from v when it happened a mom (em) and her kid (ek) walked by. the kid suddenly tried to pick up m (she only allowed me to do it and bit everyone else who almost succeded) she luckily got away from ek and ran toward me and started stomping. em walked up to me and said thank you for stopping my kids rabbit. i absolutely dumbfounded because this reaction instantly picked m up and put the leash on her harness (just in case). excuse me his rabbit. em: yes his rabbit now hand him over. i: wait what gender did you say it is (m was female)? em: a boy now hand him over before i call the cops! i: (having chipped m in case this exact thing happened) so i can tell you wont leave me alone lets head to the veterenarian to check if she is chipped then we now who is her owner. em: its an he and i dont accept this just hand him over or il call the cops. i: the cops wil tell you the exact same thing i just did if i tell them she is chipped we will also go to the v to check (i start walking wo the v with m held tightly to my body). em & ek (following me). at the veterenarians clinic i check m in for her appointment and dont have to wait a second because the delay i got dealing with em & ek. v asks me why i brought em & ek. i cant even start my sentence because em yells: IT IS NOT HIS RABBIT ITS MY SONS!!! v: oh i see i wil get the chip reader to check the legal owner. m's chip is controlled and v asks for all of our ids and surprise surprise i come out as the legal owner. em & ek angerily walk out the clinic and i and v start the apointment. i was about to leave when a couple of cops and someone from the wildlife ambulance walk in with em & ek. cop 1:we got a report of a stolen rabbit. v instantly says this is a false report we already read the chip and found the person w... keep reading on reddit ➡
Took my 6 month old caique parrot to the vet the other day because he was vomiting, seemed to be in respiratory distress and hadn’t passed a stool in a day (a bit alarming for an animal that shites nearly every 15 minutes)
Vet: “Oh I don’t normally treat birds, my speciality is large mammals like cows and horses, but I’ll see what I can do”
Vet: proceeds to flawlessly cannulate my 125g parrot’s internal jugular vein
Drunk and panicked and loud, they crowded my living room. One moment I was calmly watching the evening news, enjoying the warmth of my fireplace, and the next I was surrounded by the village drunks. They demanded my help.
At the front of the group stood Jožo, the village woodsman. Wrapped up in his massive coat he held his dog, Baco. The eyes that looked up at me from the bloodied sheepskin weren’t the eyes I was accustomed to seeing begging for scraps around the village, they were the eyes of a dying animal. Not even the most skilled of veterinarians could save the dog. His injuries weren’t meant to be treated with medicine, they were meant to be treated with a shotgun.
The crowd was insistent in their pleas for help, yet when I asked what happened they went quiet.
‘The dog was attacked by a bear,’ someone said. The rest of the group murmured along, unconvincingly. With a bloodied hound in my arms and the scent of an obvious lie in the air I ordered the drunken crowd out of my home. Only the woodsman remained.
‘Save him,’ he said, his voice colder than the snowstorm outside.
‘Jožko, I don’t think there’s much that I can do here. Baco is –‘
‘Do what you can,’ he said, and with that, my job was set out for me.
I quelled the dog’s whimpers with a tranquilizer and did my best to sow up his wounds, but the work I was doing was more symbolic than functional. The bites that mangled the animal’s body ran so thick I was surprised that the dog was even capable of breathing. By the time my work was finished the animal’s flesh was stitched out of sight, but I knew his injuries ran deeper than any needle could fix.
‘Jožko,’ I said, looking at the bloodied creature on my table, ‘Baco is not going to make it through the night. I can make this easy for him. He won’t feel a thing. With one injection I can –‘
‘No,’ the woodsman said, ‘If it wasn’t for Baco I would surely be dead. He fought the beast and still had enough strength to come back to the village. The dog had the will to live, and I aim to respect it.’
‘The beast?’ I asked.
‘The bear,’ he replied, with no emotion in his voice. The woodsman scooped up his dying dog back into the sheepskin coat and lumbered toward the door. ‘Thank you,’ he said, ‘You know how much Baco means to me. I will not forget your kindness.’
I gave the woodsman some antibiotics and promised to stop by to check up on Baco in the morning. I expected my visit to be purely for consolation, but I did not tell the woodsman that.
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My cat ate 3-4 feet (1+ metres) of string within 2 mins I left her to grab something. She's never tried to eat string cotton twine (pictured here) before and there was 1.5 metres of it lying on a rug for weeks.
Conclusion: Looking for a confident, compassionate vet, either emergency or who works closely with such a place. Must be able to handle all types of people (my family is mind-bogglingly dysfunctional).
Because: One vet we called asked all the right questions, about string material, length etc, and suggested a solution that involves waiting (for poop; to not pull string, but cut).
Very nice of the vet to have talked to us on the phone although my preferred way to have dealt with this (that ship's sailed because string probably passed beyond stomach hours ago now) would have been to bring it in as an emergency and anesthesize the cat for removal via endoscopy.
Waiting involves potentially lethal intestinal complications which I'd rather not inflict on a family member (the cat). Except for this behaviour the cat is the most reliable friend I've got. Probably upset at a recent change.
I'd really like a vet who can handle people. "Bad" vets are just those who don't have that attribute. For example, not being able to read people well and differentiate between a valid argument and an argumentative person.
The policeman snarled “That’s very well, but that’s no excuse for what he did to the neighbours cat!”
Hi everyone my boyfriend and I have decided to move to Atlanta in two weeks notice for a job offer. Unfortunately, that means that the puppy training/socialization classes we had signed up for, that would be starting next week, is going to be cancelled since we are leaving this week to move. She is a 15 week old corgi and I’ve been super anxious in making sure she’s socialized with GOOD dogs and would love some assistance in some areas of training - we think we got most down but would love the opportunity to practice in a distracted environment. Since I’m moving out of state and to a new city, I thought I’d ask here if anyone has any recommendations for AAHA veterinarians (idk if this matters that much) and good training/socialization classes. I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks in advance :)
Hey, College Station!
I just moved here and need to find a good Veterinarian for my family of rescues. I have three dogs and three cats. Suggestions on quality Vet offices would be greatly appreciated. 😊
Also, I love Bryan/College Station. We just moved here Tuesday. Everyone has been extremely nice. The area seems great. I especially love the variety of restaurants and markets.
Hello! I am new to Ontario, I am currently looking for a trust worthy and caring vet for my english bulldog. For those of you who have experience with english bulldogs, you may know that they can be sensitive dogs and require some extra attention. Any recommendations are welcomed, thank you 🙏
I have two guinea pigs and I need to get their nails trimmed and an overall wellness check. I want to take them to someone who knows what they’re doing with small animals, not just dogs and cats. Any recommendations?
What the actual fuck I just found out that he wasnt even a neurosurgeon. How,why?? Why would you put so much pressure in tlou2's concept that abby's dad would have created a cure if it wasn't for joel when that guy was just a fucking veterinarian. They also extracted a sample or something from her brain to be sure it's what they're looking for right? Then why the hell didn't they start looking for a cure from that sample? But no veterinarian acting as a neurosurgeon got to kill and then be looked up as a fucking hero who could have saved the world that's already gone to shit with or without the cure
Hi, looking for a vet who offers payment plans. CareCredit is not an option, and I do not have any credit cards, nor is my credit good enough to apply for one. I looked into companion care clinic per a suggestion on here, and they do NOT offer payment plans. I do work two jobs, and I am saving up money, but I have no idea how much my vet bill is going to end up costing... thank you!
Its so tough. An anti mask couple showed up in their black new Cadillac SUV with windows down and a designer puppy . Rules are you can't take dog inside vet / be with pet AND you have to wear mask when nurse/vet comes outside to consult with you in car. It's heartbreaking when my dog hates the vet and comes back traumatized for 2-3 days trembling and I would have given the world to go inside to be there with your pet and wear mask and distance to help my pet. Meanwhile, these others are talking to nurses without masking and prolonging he sitution. No empathy.
Morning yall, SSIA -
I am looking for a vet that would be open to setting up a payment plan as one of my cats is having some gastrointestinal issues.
I live around the Gaskins/Parham exits but I can get around!
Thanks so much in advance.
Are Veterinarians and Vet techs/assistants officially being considered for the COVID-19 vaccine under the “Essential Workers” section as Agriculture employees on the priority list? I know the AVMA suggested it previously, but I wasn’t sure if ALL veterinarians (including small animal) have made the cut and are included to get the vaccine at the same time as grocery store workers and other essentials. We aren’t specifically mentioned anywhere in my states roll out plan.
I was hoping someone might have a recommendation for a good exotic pet veterinarian in/near KC.
Specifically, I have a hedgehog, and I've only been able to find two vets in the area that provide services: Kansas City Veterinary Care (Wornall) and All Creatures Animal Hospital (151st).
Has anyone had experience with either of those or have another vet you might recommend?
Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions!
I am a high school junior in the United States. I have started researching colleges and I am conflicted about what major I should choose. There is a college that offers zoology (which I think I would be interested in) as a major and they have a lot of opportunities to do internships at zoos and stuff. But there is another college that I like more just because of the campus and location but they only offer biology and biochemistry. Would it be stupid to choose a college just because I like the campus and major in a subject that I don't know if I will like? Does anyone have any suggestions on what is an enjoyable subject to major in before vet school or what will best prepare me for vet school?
I'm looking for a new vet to take my cats to, preferably in the West end. Affordability is important but especially one who isn't there just for the money. My old vet cared a great deal about the animals he helped but it's too far for me now. Especially with covid and finances the way they are.
The new vet I'm going to now seems to raise the price every few months. Back in March I swear I paid 80$ for the exam fee. A month ago I paid 90$ and now it's 92$. I started going to this vet because the location is super convenient but now I'm beginning to feel as though I traded off a better travel time for quality. The vet I'm taking my cats to now are feeling sketchy af.
I know it's hard to get a feel for the staff right now because they can only interact over the phone. Does anyone have any recommendations??
TL;DR Looking for a good vet in Ottawa (preferably West end) who won't bleed me dry