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Old 10-05-2009, 05:18 PM
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Our vets never have, maybe they should have. mum used to fogret nearly every one of Sohie's appointments lol. And sometimes she wouldn't tell other family members when she'd booked her in so we couldn't remind her either.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:46 PM
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i've worked for three vet clinics and all of them have only called to confirm surgeries.

we actually don't have too many "i forgot" no-shows.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:48 PM
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nope, neither do my doctors.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:51 PM
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My vets all do. call and confim everything. heck they even called my house, and when I wasnt home my work to let me know Blazes heart worm meds were in. lucky my work is part of the vets and is connected lol
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:55 PM
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Some do , some don"t .... always put it on my calendar .
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:58 PM
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My vet sends me a postcard if someone is due for a shot, but I don't get reminder calls for appointments.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:17 PM
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I work for a vet. We do NOT call to confirm. I'm not sure where or when we'd find the time. IMO, that is your responsibility to remember.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:22 PM
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ETA: I should also add that they do have a list of people they call to remind them to come in. Knowing it's so far out, I actually asked them to call me and to put me on that list of people who do get called and they refused to do that... that doesn't give me the best feeling of how they are in general. To me it says "if you need extra help on something, we don't really give." And I'm not really sure that's the person I want being my regular go-to vet.
If you dont feel they are the vet for you, I wouldnt give it another thought.

Honestly, I have left vets, groomers, hairstylists, etc for much much less... things other people dont agree with or laugh at, or think I am generally just a little nuts... but sometimes you just get that "feeling" and the best thing you can do is follow it!

Good Luck finding a vet you like... I am currently on that mission too.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:33 PM
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I work for a vet. We do NOT call to confirm. I'm not sure where or when we'd find the time. IMO, that is your responsibility to remember.
Obviously some vets offices do have the time, mine also call for follow ups (as in how is Solo feeling today). I love my vets not only cause they are great people (all the people in the office are fantastic), reasonably priced, they also really really care about their clients. They go that extra mile, and I really appreciate it.

Yes it might be my responsibility to remember, but I love it when they call to remind me of an upcoming booked appt.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:34 PM
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Our vet does. In addition to the confirmation call they have a system that generates an email to remind you of when to give the dewormer meds. Thay also have a website that you can log into to see your animal's medical records along with ordering heartworm meds and flea control.
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