Veterinarians can Go to Hell! Please don’t misunderstand me, there are exceptions to every rule and I have known a few vets that cared about animals and were decent human beings. (Just like there are a few Cops that aren’t control freaks, some Teachers that don’t like to boss around children, and a couple of people who work in Mental Health that aren’t more fucked up than their patients).
But as a General rule, Veterinarians are in it for the money and don’t give a Damn about you, your pets or morality.
Take this week’s incident where an owner brings a cat in for a flea bath and the vet euthanizes the cat “by accident” because an assistant mixed up the papers.
Yeah the owner was an idiot for not reading the papers before signing them. But frankly, a lot of people don’t read the Crap they have to sign to get anything done these days. And in fact it is always discouraged by the people who want you to sign things quickly. Did you read the latest Terms of Service on Facebook or the contract on the last rental car you had?
But what professional would kill someone’s healthy pet, in fact ANY pet, without first looking the owner in the eyes and saying, “are you sure this is what you want?” How about, “would you like to be there?” “What will you be doing with the body?” “Do you have any questions?” “What is your reason for wanting to put your healthy cat down?” Apparently none of this mattered to Muhammad Malik when he killed Colleen Conlon’s cat earlier this week.
What else doesn’t matter to vets? Charging 3 times the price for medications as they cost online. Or prescribing unnecessary, painful, scary and expensive tests for pets when the diagnosis is obvious, and the treatment is the same regardless of the result of the tests.
Everything is a business, I get that. But there are some things like education, healthcare, the legal system and animal care that shouldn’t be 100% about maximizing profit at the expense of humanity.
When businesses are Bastards it tends to backfire too. For heartworm medication I’m not going to spend $120 when I can go online and get the same medication for $50. But you know what? If my vet sold the medication for $75, I’d buy it from him. It’d be more convenient for me, and if I didn’t think the vet was trying to Fuck me over as much as possible, I’d be happy to let them have some profit. But instead of a $50 profit, he needs a $95 profit? REALLY? Did the Asshole say Vet-Blessings over the Shit to make it worth triple what he paid for it? We’re not talking about a designer sweater or the latest sneakers, vets withhold vital medication so that they can shake down a desperate owner.
Once a year I bring my dog in for shots and some shit they squirt in his nose, and somehow they manage to charge at least $250 for about 4 minutes of work and $15 worth of vaccinations. There are people who don’t bring their pets for yearly shots because they can’t afford them, while meanwhile the vets are purchasing summer homes and boats.
Lord help you if your pet does develop some serious illness or just a few things that come with age. You can almost see the vets drool with anticipation as they calculate the money they can gouge out of the endless tests, procedures and visits that they tell you “are best for your pet.”
It’s Fucking Shameful.