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county vet versus in-town vet. . . I have noticed(sm)

Posted By: catlover on 2006-02-07
In Reply to: I love my vet, the only blood work she does is an occasional - sm - Laura E.

the change over the years since our vet's practice has grown tremendously.  About 20 years ago when they first opened up they had one small converted farmhouse and three doctors.  We live on the suburbs of a small city.  When this vet came into practice there were a bunch of vets in town but everyone seemed to flock to my vets because they were good, inexpensive, really cared, and not pushy about extra services.  HOWEVER, in the last year or two they've built a HUGE new building (basically a small surgicenter), added tons of support staff (at least four gals behind the counter checking people in and out versus one), each doctor has his own "assistant" that comes into the room with him now, there are computers in every exam room, the waiting room is the size of a small hospital lobby, etc., etc.  The minute the building was finished I noticed that prices on basic services (shots, special food, exams) went up.  Then came the push for the "extra" services (blood work, teeth cleaning, etc.)  I only call these services "extra" because before the new building and huge practice the only time anything extra was mentioned was when I had to take in a sick animal and then it wasn't "extra" it was necessary.  Now it seems they're pushing a lot of baseline things that they want us to "think about having done" even though the animals aren't sick. 

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