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Ahhh - There's Nothing Like Having A Vet You Love!


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To finally have found a vet practice with 2 vets I absolutely love is so worth the 40 minute drive and the slightly higher prices. When I leave Poplar Animal Hospital in Concord, NC I am smiling which is so much different than leaving my hometown vets' office so frustrated and ticked off that I feel like crying.

 

Cougar returned to have his leg examined and rebandaged as his boo boo is healing. The nicest vet tech came in and informed me he would take Cougar in the back, remove his bandage and rebandage. He also said the vet would look at it back there and then come in to talk to me about it. It was nice to be told what was going to happen before hand.

 

When the vet came in, he had a large digital camera with a picture of Cougs' boo boo. He said it is granulating nicely and has great blood flow. No infection. And his biggest concern now is not irritating the skin surrounding the boo boo.

 

I was impressed by the use of technology since the vets in Salisbury wouldn't know a digital camera if it hit them in the head! He also took the time to explain to me how similiar but worse wounds would heal and something about the margins and connecting tissue and how it may cause the area to constrict when it healed and sutures would not hold and some other stuff and just nodded to and acted as if I understood. And I thought that was very good news that the actual exposed area is doing so well with the healing process.

 

We're back Saturday for another bandage change at $14 a pop, but it is soooo worth it. They also have the only goop to put on his bandage that has ever detered him from ripping it off and to shreds.

 

Hopefully I have another good report on Sat.

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I have to agree. I drive about 30 minutes to my vet. There are three doctors in the practice, but I almost always see the same one. In fact, if she left that practice, I would follow to her new one. The techs there are great, too.

 

When Kara needed extractions at her last dental, they provided me with print outs from their digital x-ray machine. They always take time to explain and, after any surgery like a dental, they will always call the following day to check on the patient.

 

Glad Cougar is healing well.

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Your are so right about the importance of a vet you trust and like. Managing Piper's epilepsy would be a complete nightmare without a vet whom I trust and who works well with me. I am grateful for my vet and his great staff on an almost daily basis.

 

Glad that you've found a good vet and that Cougar is healing well.

 

Lucy

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Lucy with Greyhound Nate and OSH Tinker. With loving memories of MoMo (FTH Chyna Moon), Spirit, Miles the slinky kitty (OSH), Piper "The Perfect" (Oneco Chaplin), Winston, Yoda, Hector, and Claire.

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Guest budsmom

I so totally understand. There are 4 vets at the clinic I go to and I will only regularly see 2 of them. So last week when Bud fell off the deck and had to go in after hours, which one do you think was on call???? It had to be the only one of the 4 that I really don't like, and I was a basket case the entire time we were there, especially when he sedated Bud. Had it been one of my usual vets, I wouldn't have batted an eye, but because I don't care for this guy it made the whole experience that more traumatic. As it turns out, I think he is actually very knowledgeable, he just doesn't have any bedside manner, but that really makes all the difference when you're a psycho pet mom like me. A vet that you like and trust is worth their weight in gold!

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Guest LolasMom

It is such a relief to have someone that you trust looking out for your loves. I'm so glad you found that certain someone and that Cougar is doing so well. :)

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Guest greytexplorer
It is such a relief to have someone that you trust looking out for your loves. I'm so glad you found that certain someone and that Cougar is doing so well. :)

 

Looking back on it, now I'm kinda wishing that my DH had called our vet (instead of 911) to come and help me deliver my baby in the middle of the night AT HOME :yikes

 

 

(it was NOT planned that way, btw)

 

 

I lubs our vet, Dr Kidd :wub:

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Guest misslinda

I can deeply relate to this topic. Finding a good vet in NC is almost like looking for a pin in a hay stack. I was going through vets like people change socks. It was awful. I think I finally found one I like but what I went through to get this far was unreal.

I had one vet send me to a specialist/surgeon for ear surgery which I drove 2 hours to get to. Drpopped of my Grey, was told to go home and they called and said come back, she only had an ear infection. I had another vet remove stiches after i said it didnt look right and with in the hour, the wound broke open all over again. Another one just kept running test so he could make money knowing there was nothing he could do and the list goes on and on.

 

If you find a good vet. Hold on for dear life.

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The magazine The Bark had a great article about vet-client relationships in a recent issue. I'm fortunate to have found a vet I absolutely adore. And the kicker is that Dr. Bill Feeman was her mentor :) She knows greyhounds, she and I have the same perspective on vaccines and TBD treatments - I know I can absolutely trust her. I have to drive 35-40 minutes to get over there, but it's so worth it. Except the vet tech was hitting on me last weekend...


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Guest whatahound

I wish I could find a vet that I loved. The one I go to is pretty good but she's the only one at that practice. It seems like the last three times I went I saw a relief vet, which ended up being 3 different doctors. I'm not feeling the love. :huh

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