Mooresmajestic wrote:Better funding has nothing to do with it, its just standard care that's required. Just because its low coat doesn't mean it should be low quality. Its the staffs job to care for animals and if that isn't the case they shouldn't work in the field. I get peeved when I hear people slamming low cost clinics. Where I work we maintain a very high level of care, monitoring and sterility. Because that's our job. I would have no problem having ant of my animals spayed where I work, and both of my cats were done there.
I absolutely agree with you...
However, people should know (like I should have known) that clinics like yours are the exception, not the rule, and they should take care in choosing where to have their surgeries performed, and ask questions about what their clinics do and don't do. There is NOT a set-in-stone standard of care in veterinary medicine, and the average person does not know this. Its not unusual for low-cost clinics and/or shelters here to use sterile gloves but skip the gown and monitoring. I have heard of farm vets in the outlying area that don't even use gloves! I don't even know what clinic spayed Lena, it was not done at the shelter.
I had a classmate of mine who interviewed at a clinic in Florida. She washed her hands between clients and asked where the paper towels were... she was told "Thats what your scrubs are for"