By strangeprincess - 09/09/2019 16:00
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You can't expect your vet to do euthanasias for free, just because they're sad. Turns out that vets commit suicide at twice the rate of the general population and financial problems are a contributing factor. Sorry that your cat died, but do you want your vet to die, too? Of course not, so suck it up and pay your bill!
yall arent seeing this the right way, from the way this sounds they asked her to pay right after the cat was put down, while she was crying, they could have at least gave her a little time to process what happend
The animal had to be put down due to an accident. Do you want the vet to leave an animal screaming in pain while the owner arranged pre-payment, to spare the owner having to pay while crying? There's no good time to have to pay for emergency euthanasia. It's not the vets fault, or their job to know exactly how to treat each individual. Some people want to pay quickly and get out before they break down in tears and will be upset if the vet "makes them wait." Some people want to focus on details to keep the emotion at bay and will get mad at a vet for "condescending to them" by being too touchy feely. Others will be crying off and on for hours and there really isn't a a mourning space at most offices. Poor vet can't win. They get blamed for helping animals and needing payment.
I had to put my beloved cat down a couple of years ago. They had me to pay as soon as I walked in. Then they put me and my cat in a room equipped with a call button, and told me to take as long as I needed. after a half hour, I hit the button, they gave her the shot, offered me their condolences, left us alone, and let me take my time leaving.