Umm, Martemchick, you may have missed it but I stated in my first post:
"I understand not wanting to take a chance"
I used to work at this exact vet, and nobody else that I worked with would have muzzled a dog for that. We muzzled dogs who were snapping, trying to bite, etc. The vet just graduated and has only been working there a handful of months. I just started seeing her around October-ish because I work at the building next door, so I am friends with all the employees there. I am facebook friends with the other vets. I also take my dog to work with me every shift and all the other vets (since they are my friends) see him regularly and all know what's going on with him. I was more mad at her generalizing my dog as an aggressive dog and saying he's just like every other german shepherd. I will admit, when I worked there it was almost guaranteed that the shepherds would be the most freaked out ones, but we didn't jump the gun and muzzle them. We just had to be very calm and relaxing to them and it helped a lot.
I am also bothered by the vet's aggressive ear exam, I don't understand that.
Also, she spent about 5 minutes telling me my desire to get him neutered at 2 was incorrect and that 1.) My dog will probably get cancer, 2.) My dog has a high likelihood of scaling the fence and escaping to impregnate a bitch and then will get hit by a car (she really said this..), and 3.) He will pee all over the house when he begins to mark. I just sat there saying "Thank you, but I will wait till he is two" and after a few times of saying that, she said okay, your choice and that I was ready to check out. I was really annoyed by the whole time spent with her. The techs were great as always. My friend was one of the techs and she even said "Steph doesn't neuter her dogs at 3 months, she does it when they are older and they never get out."
IDK I guess I am just venting now.