- Jul 15, 2009
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This post demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding of how the veterinarian client relationship actually functions.
Interesting... because that is exactly how I saw every vet talk with a client.. give the options for treatments, explain their effects, and prognoses, answer questions, give guidance, then produce treatment plans with the associated costs for the various treatments (of which as a tech I went over with the client).. if the client had any additional questions then the vet would answer them, guidance was provided but the ultimate decision as to what was done was that of the owner, not the vet in charge of the case and many times the owner did not choose what the vet would have considered the "best" option. The vet was simply a source of guidance and knowledge not a decision making factor (at least not to the point of the vet saying, "This is what we are going to do").