Corporatization of Pet Care

Is the solo veterinary practice becoming a thing of the past? Like health care for humans, veterinary care for pets is dramatically changing with the growth of large corporate pet hospitals like Banfield and VCA. Many Americans are choosing to bypass the corner pet store and shop for pet supplies at big box retailers…so it’s […]

via What’s the Impact of “Corporatization” on Our Pets’ Veterinary Care? — FACE Foundation

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9 thoughts on “Corporatization of Pet Care”

    1. I’m not a big fan, either. Prior to moving to FL, we would go to our local farm supply store and get all vaccinations, etc. needed, then my husband would give our furries their shots at home – much less traumatic than the vet’s office. Of course, we still would need to go there for the ‘big stuff’, like a spa day.

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      1. Havin’ always lived in da South, mommy says it’s always been da VET to give shots. Da law requires a VET to administer da rabies shor and dat’s da only one mommy gives after da initial core vaccines. We’d just as soon never go back. MOL

        Luv ya’

        Dezi and Raena

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    1. I totally agree – for pets AND people. I spend a lot of time researching who I want to trust our healthcare to. Perhaps it’s my perception, but it seems like way too many in the healthcare profession focus on profit and/or avoiding liability.

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  1. Thanks for sharing. Out vet hospital got bought out by VCA a few years ago, but I stayed because my niece worked there. Now she is leaving for a job at Merck so I may go to another place. They have had a high turnover and only get new vets.

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    1. New vets are tolerable – if they are also good. As with doctors, I keep in mind the fact that the ones who graduated at the bottom also have licenses AND sometimes the best doctor doesn’t have the greatest personality… Do you know if there is anything comparable to heathgrades.com for people to check to see how pet-care providers are rated?

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