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Paulette~
Our beloved vet who was much liked and trusted, has moved, and it looks like we'll have to start with ... instead. Have to start from scratch with the new vet, and need convincing info that yearly vaccines are not necessary.

Why did you choose this particular vet? I want my vet to keep up to date on such stuff on their own. That is a big reason I did choose mine. If were looking for a new vet I'd look for one that didn't need any convincing in that area. Three years ago - yes - some convincing would have been OK, but not today.
Diane Blackman
Who says the people that choose NOT to vaccinate are not educated in the matter?

Certainly not I if that is what you thought I was implying. Actually those who chose not to vaccinate or typically very educated as to why or why not.
Further vaccinations do get the vet more money,huh? Paulette~

Personally the more money is the last of my concerns. Actually running titres does cost more than the
vaccines.
Gwen
Who says the people that choose NOT to vaccinate are not educated in the matter?

I don't think that Gwen has ever said or implied that. I think that like me, she likes to build concensus. It is important to me that the vet and I have a good relationship, as I think that it will reflect on the quality of care that my pet is likely to receive (not routine stuff, but my regular vet would have stayed open later if I needed it, or come home to take care of my dog if necessary although that is not standard procedure). If the vet and I can't be rational and adult and have discussions about my dog's health issues, I'll just find one who can. What's the point of having a vet if you're doing all the thinking?

Suja
Three years ago - yes - some convincing would
have been OK, but not today. Diane Blackman

The EAST coast has been behind the WEST coast for sure in this area.

THANKFULLY they are seeing the light about the vaccinations, now if we could get the boarding kennels to do so.
I do not know of ANY here that will accept a dog,without a recent titer.

Paulette~
Three years ago - yes - some convincing would

have been OK, but not today. Diane Blackman

The EAST coast has been behind the WEST coast for sure in this area.

Always has been more or less. And if you think the East coast is behind you ought to visit Texas, Louisianna and the likes.

Definitely behind when it comes to this sort of thing. Sad but true.
THANKFULLY they are seeing the light about the vaccinations, now if we could get the boarding kennels to do so.

Not just the boarding kennels around here. Try most of the training facilities

as well. That require proof of all vaccines and be up to date. But yes they are starting to recognize titres.
I do not know of ANY here that will accept a dog,without a recent titer. Paulette~

Not here either. Not a chance and many won't even acknowledge that.
Yet another one of those demographic differences for sure.

Gwen
Who says the people that choose NOT to vaccinate are not educated in the matter?

I don't think that Gwen has ever said or implied that.

Exactly Suja I didn't imply that at all.
What's the point of having a vet if you're doing all the thinking? Suja

Precisely, I couldn't agree more.
Gwen
Who says the people that choose NOT to vaccinate are not educated in the matter?

I don't think that Gwen has ever said or implied that. I think that like me, she likes to build concensus. It is important to me that the vet and I have a good relationship,

Absolutely.
And the best way to do that, IMO, is to find one who already mostly agrees with you (or is willing to work with you) on the issues that are most important to *you.*
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If the vet and I can't be rational and adult and have discussions about my dog's health issues, I'll just find one who can. What's the point of having a vet if you're doing all the thinking?

Bingo!

Handsome "Jack" Morrison
*gently remove the detonator to reply via e-mail
Q: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation. A: Why is top posting frowned upon?
Why did you choose this particular vet?

Actually, I chose the practice, not a particular vet because a) they were recommended to me by someone whose judgment I trust b) they were recommended to me by someone who volunteers with one of the local rescues which uses their services
c) they were recommended to me by members of the rescue group I'm a part of d) I visited them on no notice and they were quite happy to accommodate me and give me a tour
e) the staff I met were very nice, listened well when I spoke to them about Khan's issues, took notes (funny, I thought - "best responds when vet is matter of fact, does not coddle and uses body language to indicate they're not a threat"), and recommended the vet there they thought would be the best fit
f) they are one of the VERY few vets in the area who'd do home euths g) they're very rescue friendly.
I want my vet to keep up to date on such stuff on their own. That is a big reason I did choose mine.

I would be happy if she were, but if I were to keep that as a criterion, it'd be pretty close to impossible to find one.
were looking for a new vet I'd look for one that didn't need any convincing in that area. Three years ago - yes - some convincing would have been OK, but not today.

Maybe it is an East-West Coast difference, but I know of absolutely NO regular vets who recommend the modified protocol. And believe me, I've talked to at least a dozen vet practices in this area. The ones that do are holistic vets, and are either too far away for me to go to them for routine stuff or don't do routine stuff.
Suja
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