Originally Posted by RealRasta
Agree 100%. It also cost the vet a tremendous amount to treat the animal in respect to medical supplies, staffing, building costs, insurance, an much much more. Often times when they do work on credit they tend to lose a tremendous amount of income due to non payment issues.
Edit -- An that is what credit cards an medical cards are for. The vet is not financially responsible for your pet..lol An if your unable to get one of those. You obviously can't be trusted to extend credit to.
i feel that. but if a vet gets in to the business to help animals and save their lives, than telling someone no i cant help unless you pay me first shouldnt be a issue. animal health care is just another racket. while i believe if you cant afford a pet and that includes vet bills, you should think twice before owning one. it would be nice for more vets to do more pro bono work for the people who cant pay at that time. i have been in this situation once before and i called every vet office i could find. that was around 50 vet offices in my surrounding areas. All but one told me to piss off except one lady and she let me work my bill off at the office cleaning kennels and walking the dogs.
also some people dont have any credit so its harder for them to get a credit card or even some of the med cards. i have been their to. the owner though has to be willing to at least try to do something though. like asking the vet if they can work off some of the bill or even go pick up cans off the side of the road to at least give the vet something. im not trying to say vets should just help out and it all falls on them. it is the owners job to at least do something. i mean i wouldnt expect anyone to help me if i couldnt try to help myself.