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    Raw deal from Rural King

    Got a message from Rural King saying vet appt for my dog cnx. Ok I can understand that for now....emerg only ......NO!!! NO emerg only....NOTHING! The vet shut down on his own. I contacted the mgr and said the the vet does not work for him....This is not right...at least need to get records to be able to go to another vet to get her treatment. He said...sorry we do not control the vet...he pays rent to us and is independent. Now that is wrong! An e mail saying they were closing would have bee helpful. Poor way of running a business Rural King!!!!!!
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    We have an Orscheln store around here, which is kind of like Rural King, I'm guessing. They also had a vet set up a table in their store, and over the last year or so I'd see a vet in there pretty much every time I was in there (which wasn't often.) My impression was that this was done as a convenience for customers by the store...kind of a nice gesture to rural folks who could bring their dog to town for a check up or treatment while picking up supplies. But, as they say, no good deed....

    When I had my music store I had music teachers as independent contractors instead of employees. I made an effort to point this out to both teachers and customers, but every time one of teachers would screw up it still reflected poorly on the store, and that only makes sense. That's just reality - customers can't really be expected to distinguish between a store and a teaching program when they're run out of the same facility.

    What Rural King should've done was set up records transfer contingency. Also should give some references to other vets. Then, when people call all of those references and find they're all closed, it'll register that pretty much everything is shut down for the virus scare. I totally agree that it's bad when animals should have to suffer a lack of vet care due to peoples' problems. My thoughts are with your dog, mark7mod0.

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    The vet is not Rural King, he's an independent who rents space. It's kind of like complaining about Wall-Mart cause the Girl Scout cookies were stale.

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    WOW. Just WOW.

    There is a WORLDWIDE INFECTION going on. It's not all about YOU.

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    Tough crowd, Mark. Animal lovers know your frustration and concern. I suspect it's semi-routine since a vet at a card table in a discount emporium is unlikely to be practicing life-threatening procedures. Try the vet in PetSmart on Archer Road if they're open during the pandemic. It might require an intake exam but unless it's a complicated condition, meds should be available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredward View Post
    The vet is not Rural King, he's an independent who rents space. It's kind of like complaining about Wall-Mart cause the Girl Scout cookies were stale.

    Exactly this...RK has no power over the guy and how he runs his business and life is a personal thing. Maybe you could get them to email or fax your dogs's records?

    If you describe your dog's condition to a Vet who may still be working, they can examine and prescribe treatment. I get that dog's are family and it's upsetting that a caregiver would abandon you and your pooch, but you don't know his situation. Maybe he has family that is immune compromised that could die if he brought the virus home.
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    I'm thinking maybe the vet at the folding table at Rural king is cheaper than a regular vet. Sounds like you got your monies worth.

    I feel bad for your animal and I hope that he is OK. However, when our animals have to go to the vet we save the receipt which list everything that ghe vet did on that visit. We do it so we have our own record of the Animals health history in case of an emergency such as a hurricane or other major events that nobody saw coming. I just see it as a way to further be prepared.

    I live in Florida and you just never know what Is coming.

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    This is what we need to live with for the next 3-6 months.

    My situation is more challenging.

    My wife is a Filipina in Mindanao. She had an appointment for medical clearance for an embassy interview this month.

    Everything is locked down in the Philippines. As a result, I have no clue when my wife and children can join me in the USA. That my friends is the new normal.

    i was planning to join her to facilitate the interview process. Obviously everything is ON HOLD for an unknown time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie View Post
    This is what we need to live with for the next 3-6 months.

    My situation is more challenging.

    My wife is a Filipina in Mindanao. She had an appointment for medical clearance for an embassy interview this month.

    Everything is locked down in the Philippines. As a result, I have no clue when my wife and children can join me in the USA. That my friends is the new normal.

    i was planning to join her to facilitate the interview process. Obviously everything is ON HOLD for an unknown time.
    Praying that the wait is reduced to a few weeks for you to re-unite with your family.
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    Family separation is a bear. My Filipina wife would also function as my caregiver also. I am a 100% Disabled Vet with some underlying health issues.

    For me, this is not a minor situation.
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