As a follower of #VetTwitter, I am privy to the daily struggles of our veterinarians and their support staff, which are many. I decided to create an infographic highlighting just 4 of these struggles in the hopes that pet owners will understand and find it in themselves to try to make their vets’ jobs a little easier.
The contents are as follow:
4 things that make your vet’s job harder
When you argue with them and reject their advice in favor of anecdotes from breeders, strangers on internet forums, and the pet shop employee who didn’t even go to college.
Your vet spent 7-9 years studying and training to be legally allowed to give you veterinary advice.
Aggressive pets are a danger to vet staff, other pet owners, and patients in the hospital.
Adopting is a great thing, but when you take on a rescue dog with behavioral problems, you also assume legal responsibility to make sure he gets proper training and is not a danger to anyone.
Watching puppies suffer for days and die from a totally preventable disease like parvovirus.
A simple vaccine will not only save you thousands in vet bills but from the decision to euthanize your puppy if you can’t afford 3-7 days of hospitalization.
Oh, the inconvenience!
Complaints that your pet didn’t get better when you didn’t give medications on schedule as prescribed.
Complaints about your pet having to wear a cone, which is not the vet trying to punish your pet. It’s to prevent infection and further injury from licking wounds or tearing out stitches.
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