So I think I'm going to start a series on how to find a vet, what to look for, what to ask, what really matters and all that fun stuff. It will probably take a few entries as I can be a tad windy when I have something to say and I feel I must say it.
I like to think that I am more than qualified to do this for a few reasons.
Firstly I am a pet owner, it's kind of a necessary quality. People get very snippy when someone who has no children and has never dealt with children tries to give advice on children. Pet people are the same. Actually, they can be worse, dog people and cat people and bird people and the multi animal people rarely get along. And none will agree with what one will say.
Secondly I am poor, financially strapped, low on the income totem pole. I work two jobs and am putting my husband through school. I also come from a low to middle low income family so that has prepared me for trying to get the best bang for my buck. This may also be connected to being a Winnipegger, we are notorious for our cheapness.
Third and finally, I have worked in a vet clinic for 4 years. It was a 2 vet practice that does small animal and equine veterinary services. In total I worked with 3 different vets and the boss was great, she is a fantastic vet.
The draw back from learning from the best is that you expect the best and when you dont get it, it can be a bit of a let down. Actually it can be quite shocking.
So this is the plan. A series that includes:
-where to look for a vet
-what the vet has to offer and what they should
-who does the vet have to offer
-does the vet fit you and your animals
-how many vets should you really have
Maybe one day I'll start my own podcast, just to listen to my own voice happily drone on.