- Jul 23, 2007
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- The good ole USA
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Vet issues...NOT WITH OUR VET
We have a very good vet!
Here is the problem. In Manitoba, we have about 26 gov funded clinics. There is a local vet board who overseas each clinic, provides the building, some of the diagostic equip, hires the vet on a yearly contract. The province as a whole helps to subsidies the clinics so the prices are a little cheaper. There is a maximum fee schedule which the clinics can not go over.
Ours is below the fee schedule. However some clinics are a little more, some are less.
The problem...people with attitudes that vet services should be cheaper than what they are. That the vet charges too much. So they have complained to the vet board time and time again. They fired the vet gave her 6 months notice.
Not because she is a bad vet. Not because of any mal practice, but because they feel she charges too much and there are some personality conflicts with a few producers. The vet board use to work with the vet. Their meetings were inclusive of the vet. This new board has decided everything is "in camera". Meaning they are unwilling to work with the vet. They do not want her at the meetings and since the meeting as a whole is in camera, unwilling to tell the people why they fired a good vet without just cause.
The vet board is made up with 3 councillors from two munipalities, one rep from Manitoba Ag, and three citizens from both municpalites.
The vet, in getting her walking papers, got over 600 petitions from both small animal and large animal people. Over 40 letters from colleagues (sp) and went to both councils and presented her fee schedule and all this information. As well a guy from the vet gov (higher up) came and tried to mediate.
Some how this has escalated to a bunch of crap. The vet board refuses to acknowledge the wishes of the people and hear the few minority. And instead of investgating and coming to a resoulution, clam up and walk away.
Our vet has been here over a decade, married a cattle producer in the area, and is part of the community.
So after all this she is going into private practice here. Problem is, the practice will cost alot more. Not sure if we can afford those costs. For example, a c section will go from $300 to $450 give or take. I support our vet but what now?
Now i wish i had my head in the sand