Sunday, May 15, 2016

Problems Veterinarians Face in Setting Up 24-Hour Clinics

Prince, who passed away

"I saw your comment on the Malaysia Independent Animal Rescue page. Please know that not all vets are heartless like the way that some have put it in the comments.
"To run a 24 hour clinic or hospital requires a lot of money, and manpower. ⁠⁠⁠⁠That's the reason why there is only one animal hospital around - b⁠⁠⁠ecause they can afford and have the facilities.
⁠⁠⁠⁠"Vets are also human, we also have families and operate in small capacities. ⁠⁠⁠⁠I personally don't do after clinic service for emergency as I don't have the facility.
⁠⁠⁠⁠"But my mobile number is available 24/7 and I tell them to go to the hospital I mentioned.  

⁠⁠⁠⁠"It's sad that many vets are not compassionate but to label everyone as such is kind of sad.
"⁠⁠⁠⁠I will still not do emergency service cos my clinic does not have the facility. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠For now, only the animal hospital exists.
"Just like GP clinics once they are closed they don't open for emergencies and if there is emergency we go to medical centres or government hospitals. It should be the same.
⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Yes, the animal hospital charges exorbitantly but unfortunately we have no choice.⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠If there was pet insurance and that can cover the expenses, then it's worth it to invest in the money and open 24 hour hospitals.
⁠⁠⁠⁠"Many times people call for emergency and don't turn up. ⁠⁠⁠⁠I know of vet friends who get stood up by patients and others who refuse to pay when an animal dies.
"⁠⁠It's sad that in Dr Priya's case, no one picked up her call. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠If it was a landline, then I am not surprised that no one did.
"To hire vets who are fresh grads, they will ask for 4 to 5k. On-call vets charge are RM500 allowance fees.
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"This is also the reason why I can't hire another vet in my practice."


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He passed on
A msg from Jassy Jacob

Our dog, Prince, passed away due to an accident. He was alive when we found him and trying to fight off pain. We Called 15 vets but no 1 picked up. We drive to many vets but all were closed at 8pm!! he passed on at 9.30pm from hypovolemic shock.

Why are pets lives less valuable than humans? We can always say its not safe for doctors esp females to go to work middle of a night to safe a life. But isnt that what medical profession is? Others lives are more valuable than others? I am a medical doctor at a government hospital. I work almost 36 hours with no sleep at times to safe ur parents, ur kids or ur relatives lifes. I have helped to save many human lives when they go in shock from intraabominal bleeding after an accident but no 1 was there to help my dog when it happened to him.

If I knew where r the veins of dogs I would have put a branulla and ran iV fluids. But I had no knowledge on dogs as I have with humans.

Dear 15 vets whom I have called that night, from a doctor to a doctor... if it was ur family member, your parents or kids who met with an accident in the middle of the night and no medical doctor wants to come to stablise ur loved ones coz of fear of their own safety. And you did not know how to insert an IV line for a human and did not know how to stablise humans. U can see ur loved ones passing through your fingers coz no doctor wants to do their job after office hours, how would you feel?

You choose to b a vet coz u felt an animal's life is just as important as a human's life.. so y treat them differently.

Dr. Priya
Vithyappriya Nachiappan

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