PANK Linings

March 2012 001

March 2012

Yeah, most people call them silver linings, but most people don’t have a wee one that even a new to us vet tech realizes on the first visit is “quite the proper lady”.   That’s our Lady Gretchen Greer.  She’s cute, she’s fun, she’s brave at all the wrong moments, but she’s always a lady… and she loves PANK.

Anyway, we met our new vet yesterday for Gg’s drain removal.  It went REALLY well, and to say we really like the new place is an understatement.  I called this morning and had our records sent over, including a terse request that Sissy’s entire chart go, given her complex history with allergies, glaucoma and more.  A partner has to sign off, but the equally detached woman I spoke with didn’t think that would be a problem.

I’m a little sad that no one tried to retain our business.  Yeah, we’d only been there four years almost to the day, but Sissy has to be one of the more regular customers and frankly…  I thought they liked her and cared. 

Anyway, that’s in the past and we’re now in a very friendly place where details matter.  Crossroads Animal Hospital is awesome, and everyone we encountered seemed genuinely happy to have our business, and very concerned about the patient.  She was humored and understood, as we arrived in the midst of a full-blown panic attack (travel anxiety), and Dr. D touched every single hair on Gg’s wee body, minus the ones under the hat/cone.  Hem.

I won’t go so far as to say this was all worth it to find the right vet again, but there is a weight off of my shoulders now that I’ve transferred records and even called Eye Care and made Dr. D the vet of record for Sissy there too.  They’re excited that Dr. D is interested in eye health.

Beauty Boy 2

Fred

A friend is job-hunting and feels her resume makes her look … other than her highly loyal personality, because she’s HAD to change jobs more often than she’d like.  I feel the same way about our vet history.  Fred only went to one practice, and generally saw one of two vets…  not including emergency trips and specialists.  Mugsy was with the same practice until the last 10 months of his life, when he briefly saw one vet, then moved to the sweet country practice that eased us through his trying last months.  Again… specialists and ER vets not included.

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Mugsy and Baby Sissy… clearly I want snow

Poor Sissy saw the brief vet once, and we would have stayed at the little country practice if her allergies hadn’t spun out of control, but that little mixed blessing led us to Wondervet.  Gg never saw the brief vet, but has followed her sister through a parade of vets at our now-former clinic, once the incredibly awesome Wondervet moved away.  I find it almost funny that the wee one’s big adventure has landed us with a vet in podunk, with a special interest in eyeballs.  Those following my blog know I don’t believe in coincidences, so…

We’re looking forward to seeing them again soon for stitch removal, then Sissy’s annual visit and eye pressure check, and then… hopefully things will be back to normal.

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7 Responses to “PANK Linings”

  1. Sue Says:

    Normal? I’m not acquainted with that word. Around here it’s a rare week that doesn’t contain a visit with the vet.

  2. Nancy Says:

    So happy to hear that good things came out of this bad experience. I can hear the smile in your “voice” again. I am confident you have found the perfect vet for the fur-girls.

  3. Team Beaglebratz Says:

    Mom Kim here – Have to agree with Sue – normalcy AND dogs – that concept is just not part of my vocabulary. Team Beaglebratz is also in the process of changing vets. Our current one appears to be having increased lower leg and back problems – I could lift Diva Shasta on an exam table but no way could I lift Shiloh and the last time we were there – no vet tech or assistant. Also he is not in the habit of keeping an appointment book – I will make an appointment and then when we get there – he will say something like – I forgot, why are you here? Or I forgot you were coming in today. Also his work hours change from day to day almost or the day keeps getting shorter. I need to know so I can get there after work of on Saturday or do I need to take off work.

    I meant to stop by earlier when Gg was first attacked – computer at work not cooperating then. So glad to hear everything ok now. Gotta get back to work.
    Mom Kim

  4. Goodness part 2 « Chan Knits Says:

    […] I’ve given another update on the fur-girls’ blog.  The short version is Gg is doing well, had her drain removed and […]

  5. gmariesews Says:

    I’m so glad you landed on your feet and at the right place. Fingers crossed the same things happens for your job hunting friend. 🙂 g

  6. Mitch and Molly Says:

    We’re so glad the drain removal procedure went well and we’re happy that you’re pleased with the new vet!

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

  7. Dexter Says:

    Good news that things are progressing well. I switched vets a while back and am so glad I did. It is a very important relationship and you should expect attention to detail.

    Mango Momma

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