Yeah, that article absolutely did not need that jab.Bringing vet costs down is great, I already buy some types of abx for my dogs at the pharmacy at a major savings.
However, I hate it when people say millennials treat their pet like their first born child. Can't we just treat our dogs well as dogs... and not compare them to children?
I'm undecided, overall. Though of course my opinion won't stop the freight train of mega box stores.Well...I knew it was coming-read about it in a thread here a while back....considering just how many threads right here where the OP is advised---to see another Vet and get a second opinion...adding Walmart to the mix should make for some "interesting" reading on the forums.....I've always liked developing a close one on one relationship with my Vet he knows me and what I expect....I know him really well AND trust him......can't see that happening at Wally World........
Wonder what's next "drive thru" Veterinary care ??----Maybe a restaurant where you can eat dinner in the front and have your dog examined--minor surgery in the back ??---I'd say how about a grocery store where you can get your dog checked over while you shop....but with Walmart it's already here....many folks may call this progress...but not me.....
I've been wondering about that angle.Staffing these with doctors will be the challenge. Volume will have to be high in order to pay adequate salaries. Every decent sized practice I know of is hiring. Most grads are women who are opting for reduced hours. If these Walmart practices have child friendly hours it may work. Otherwise I think we will continue to see many young doctors dropping out of the profession. Salaries need to keep up with the cost of childcare or working does not make sense. I worked emergency when mine were young but not many want the stress involved.
Ask and ye shall receive. One of my friends is in vet school right now. I asked her and her friends to chime in.Interesting.... I kinda wish I had access to a handful of veterinary students to ask if there's a real level of attraction to a branch of the profession that requires less emotional investment.
Clock in, vax a lot of puppies, run the same HW test, dispense basic meds, shake a lot of hands, refer the difficult stuff elsewhere, clock out, go home totally mentally checked out.
Unlike all of the emotion, troubleshooting, and after-hours support that our favorite doctors pour into our dogs.... and us.
Perfect timing. And that is right in line with my suspicions.... thanks for sharing.Ask and ye shall receive. One of my friends is in vet school right now. I asked her and her friends to chime in.
"So one of my friends here really wants to work for banfield which is a vet clinic associated with either pet co or pet smart because of that reason. He doesn’t want to have to deal with emergencies or anything else like that and would more prefer to work with a set schedule.
It’s all about the balance of personal and work life that is so appealing. Some of us however are not as into the basic type stuff, that is very important, don't get me wrong, but we crave that adrenaline rush you get when decisions need to be made quickly and treatments started now. Also, having the ability to see more than one or even ten species is what drives some students to not only go mixed animal but to own their own vet practice."