Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Oh Hell No.

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  1. You tell 'em! Since when did everything in life have to be about getting more and more money?

    I love how you believe in sharing yourself, and not just in selling something.

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    1. Thanks Rumpy Dog!! I tend not to speak up unless something needs to be said. This was one of those times :)

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  2. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.

    I took Fe to the vet on Sunday. (He had a bit of a fever and he coughed twice, so I wanted to take a look, just in case.) My vet was sadly off on an emergency. The recommendation from the on call? Sedation, lung x-rays, heartworm test (and an extra dose of meds "just in case", crappy prescription food, 10 days of antibiotics, pain killers (WTF?) and a cough suppressant.

    My vets recommendation when I paid for a second appointment later in the day? Fluids, a cooling pad and a supplement to help boost his immune system. It was just a low-grade fever! He's fine now.

    I have so much respect for you!

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    1. Thank you Kol's Mama!! SO glad Fe is ok! Geez, you never know people's motives, we will assume the on-call vet was trying to be thorough...or over-protective...or something...but thank goodness your vet returned!

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  3. Oh hell YES: Moderate prices + good treatment of patients = happy and healthy patients + happy and satisfied clients.
    Happy patients + clients = increasing trust + a lot of new clients.
    Increasing trust = more complicated cases are brought to you.
    More complicated cases = more complicated, special treatment.
    More complicated, special treatment + a lot of new clients = more money + increasing reputation + more saved lifes and healthy patients.
    Thus: MORE MONEY FROM THE CLIENTS IN AN ETHICAL WAY

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    1. Very well said! And exactly what I was attempting to explain to Dr. Man and Dr. Asshat before they took my calculator and pen and paper away, though I am sure I would not have articulated it as well as you did! Perhaps you should move to the States and become a practice manager or consultant...

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    2. Yay, what a fantastic idea! I would pet the dogs and cats in the waiting room during my working hours! This would have a double effect. Patients would calm down and weren't afraid. And, I would get brilliant ideas about how to manage the practice! (A primary school teacher wrote that since he allows his pupils to stroke his Hungarian Vizsla's head during the private lessons, they progress in maths is really considerable!)

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    3. Yay! You would be so good! I totally believe that about the Vizsla (and all pet!) therapy! I have seen how great it can be!

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  4. This primary school teacher and her husband were so enthusiastic about their dog's success with children that they found a therapy dog group and one of their vizslas has already become a trained therapy dog, and the other one takes part in the training process for some weeks.
    Therapy dogs are relatively new here; for illustration, two short stories from the owner of the two vizslas:

    A schoolboy to his friend: "Look, this is a telephatic dog! He is very smart, and he straight heals people!"

    Mother and daughter chatting on the bus:
    " - Mom, what kind of dog is that?
    - It says that ... ther-a-py dog train-ee... Oh yes, such dogs guide blind people ... you know, a guide dog.
    - But Mom, his owner is not blind...
    - Of course, not yet... because the dog is still a trainee..."

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  5. Oh, that is funny! You've gotta start somewhere, huh? I am so impressed by the teacher and her husband! And their dogs too!

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