Message Number: YG3266 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-05-05 14:48:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Re: Letter from a dismayed vet

Rob wrote:
>ok, hypothetical: you are my computer illiterate vet, and I return to your
>office (or call back) with printed websites and suggestions from online
>vets like those on the FHL. How would you want to be presented with such,
>and how would you *not* want to be presented with such. iow, how do we as
>clients best engage in neutral diagnostic discussion without becoming
>confrontational? What are the dos and donts? There are plenty of tips on
>how a good ferret vet should behave, but few on how a good ferret-owning
>client should behave. Why don't the *vets* speak up for a change?

Well, not a vet, but I am someone who has had such contributions
appreciated. I think one of the reasons is that I regularly pass on
interesting write-ups, not merely ones that would apply to our own
ferrets, so at times they have seen those cover subject matter before
the journals did, or found useful or interesting topics (brain candy)
This way when I show up with something that does relate to a disorder
or disease which one of our guys has they already know that reputable
info is out there. Hey, they are pros and they are curious...

(We have also never complained about a bill, yelled, scolded, or
embarrassed them.)