William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Monday, 23, June, 2008

Monday Cat Blogging

Filed under: Cat Blogging — williamthecoroner @ 15:12

I took Murphy to the vet this weekend, for well cat care. I did not have a very good experience. They were running late, which happens, you need to take the time you need to take. When the vet got to see Murphy (a vet I’ve never seen before) he got examined. I didn’t like the way it was done. The vet spent a lot of time hurting my cat, and I got the feeling that the vet enjoyed hurting him. Murphy’s a big, good-natured lunk, and usually his biggest problem is that he purrs so loudly you can’t hear the heart sounds. He stopped purring, and was shaking.

Again, the vet had poor skills, and I got a bad vibe about it, it seemed to go on too long to be exactly kosher. I think I’m going to call the owner of the clinic. If the vet had been a medical student of mine, that person would not have passed the rotation.


  1. Murphy is a very good natured kitty. That is unacceptable behave for a vet. Absolutely call and complain!

    Comment by Matt — Monday, 23, June, 2008 @ 16:14 | Reply

  2. Good for you for calling the clinic owner! Let us know how it turns out. Would’ve been tempting to just pick up the cat and leave.

    Comment by Lindsey — Monday, 23, June, 2008 @ 19:13 | Reply

  3. Yes, do call the clinic owner. Our little buddies depend on us (and trust us) for their care.

    The other thing you can do is to insist upon the same vet each time, one that both you and your cat like. I do this, even if I have to wait another day or so for the appt. (Unless it’s a full-blown emergency of course).

    Comment by A Regular Lurker — Monday, 23, June, 2008 @ 20:16 | Reply

  4. That vet needs to be removed from the business.
    Poor Murphy!

    Comment by Jean — Monday, 23, June, 2008 @ 20:23 | Reply

  5. Poor Murphy indeed!!! I won’t tolerate bad “bedside” manner in anyone — doctors, vets, boyfriends… What a jerk. You should definitely call and complain!

    Comment by Miz Minka — Tuesday, 24, June, 2008 @ 14:41 | Reply

  6. Murphy should’ve pooped in the asswipe-vet’s shoe….

    Give ’em hell!

    Comment by Canadian Lurker — Tuesday, 24, June, 2008 @ 15:26 | Reply

  7. Ouch! We had a vet like that, he just tossed the cat around. Pissed me off, our cat never bit or scratched him, luckily that jerk retired! Poor Murphy!

    Comment by Becky — Wednesday, 25, June, 2008 @ 05:06 | Reply

  8. I’ve left vet practices over such things. My pats are family members, and deserve to be treated as such. Abuse my cats, or dog, or bunneh, and I may abuse YOU.

    I’d complain — over the phone (though a personal visit sans cat may be more effective, esp. if you’re a long-time customer) and in writing.

    Comment by CrankyProf — Wednesday, 25, June, 2008 @ 09:17 | Reply

  9. A complaint to the owner of the veterinary clinic will help. If you are a member of Angie’s List, you may consider sending in a report, as they do have a category for veterinarians. Check with the veterinary licensing body to see if the vet actually is qualified and licensed. Even though the vet may not have broken any rules or regulations, you may consider lodging a complaint with the Ohio Veterinary Medicine Licensing Board. A formal complaint would be taken much more seriously by the individual veterinarian involved, and also will alert the licensing body to a member who may potentially be incompetent or have sadistic tendencies. Pets are like children. They are defenseless and need us to be their advocates.

    Comment by Catlover and occasional visitor — Wednesday, 25, June, 2008 @ 14:00 | Reply

  10. […] I went and spoke to the owner of the vet clinic. I felt that something had to be said about how Murphy was treated, but there was no need to make a huge fuss. A quiet, polite word to the owner was in order. […]

    Pingback by Wednesday Cat Blogging « William The Coroner’s Forensic Files — Wednesday, 25, June, 2008 @ 22:28 | Reply

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