Originally Posted by SnakeMan
But I don't exactly appreciate the use of the word indignet or lay-person in the context it was provided.
I'm sorry. I meant absolutely no offense with my post and I believe you may have misunderstood and imagined insult where none was. I truly did not mean to offend you.
I can explain myself, and then maybe you could share with me how I could have stated my reply better because I don't understand how my words could have been taken in any other context than what I intended:
Originally Posted by Heidi n Q
Independently owned veterinary clinics do not have any government relief or the ability to fund-raise to pay their costs for charity or indigent cases.
Veterinary clinics do not
have options like human hospitals are able to do for these specific cases.
I simply stated a fact that affects how veterinarians today must charge for their services and accept/decline clients. I brought that up because I felt you should direct your animosity at the dead-beat clients veterinary businesses have suffered through and not at the vets themelves when they have to run their business like a business.
I did not direct my observation at you, neither did I imply you were indigent. Indigent simply means no money and no way to obtain money. You clearly do not fall under that definition because you do have money and fully intended to pay.
I understand now (with more info from you
) that the animosity I detected from you was directed at this *specific* vet with his particular un-caring attitude and not all vets in general.
Originally Posted by Heidi n Q
It is illegal for a veterinarian to diagnose/prescribe treatment without seeing (online) the animal and if it is illegal for a vet to do that, I am sure it isn't legal for a lay-person to do it, either.
If it is illegal for a veterinarian to advise via phone/internet without initially seeing an animal then it is illegal for myself or the general members here
) to give that kind of instruction. So, in this particular instance, "lay-person" was specifically intended to include myself and anyone without a specific medical/veterinary background who would have wished to advise you. I think DVMs or vet-techs would be exempt, as they could share their professional experiences, but for all other intents/purposes...myself and the other members here *are* lay-people.
Once again, this phrase was not directed at you.
You didn't state you had professional experience up front. Granted, you said you had been doing veterinary procedures on livestock and exotic animals
, but with only *that
* information...then I could very well say that *I
* have, too, while raising our families' livestock. I, however, have never worked with a veterinarian and gained such skills as you have, and it would have been a beneficial clarification if you had defined that particular point instead of leaving it vague and up to my interpretation.
My apologies for the misunderstandings and I am very glad your cat has healed and that you had the ability to help the kitty recover. Those are very handy skills to have.