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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2008, 13:58:55 PM »
I've signed too,

Fortunately I've not had to use them and there isn't one near to me either, my vets are on call 24 hours a day so we are really lucky. However I've had dealings with their expensive bills though work and they charge a fortune.

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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2008, 23:15:39 PM »
Signed...have just looked at the vets now site. my nearest is in Farnham near Guildford over an hours drive away.......
Luckly my vet (PDSA) runs thier own out of hours service and I have a car....or i'd be utterly stuck.  :Crazy:



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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2008, 16:35:41 PM »
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2008, 15:18:17 PM »
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I have been extremely lucky in finding a vets that not only operates long hours but are more than willing to help every time Iv'e needed them including such simple things as giving me a couple of tins of very mushy food to take home after my cat had dental surgery. These were not charged for on the bill. As I have two cats they only ever charge me one consultation fee even when I take both cats in. This should be the standard expected from all vets!!

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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2007, 07:36:11 AM »
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2007, 12:36:37 PM »
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2007, 13:46:25 PM »
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2007, 15:02:27 PM »
I have started a petition regarding Vets Now.

http://www.gopetition.co.uk/online/11453.html

It relates specifically to the charging and also location of the surgeries.
Please feel free to sign and also relate your own stories of your experiences.

And please, please cross post to other animal forums.

sorry just bumping the link up as it has now gone over to second page, to make it easier for people to access if they so wish.

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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2007, 10:00:24 AM »
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2007, 17:41:02 PM »
Took a peek at the petition itself, apparently I signed it in March, but there's no comment. In light of recent experience, I would have commented. What a price! The VN/receptionist virtually emotionally blackmailed me to take Polly in that night rather than leave it till the morning. I paid £130 just to walk through the door, to see a vet who knew nothing about Polly or my nursing abilities and virtually wrote her off. Luckily, I didn't take his word, but saw my regular vet the following day.

I hate the way the message on my vet's answer machine gives the impression that the other number they're giving you is one of their on call vets, not a totally different service.

Bring back the days when vets took turns to be on call.

I used (years ago) to date a vet and would stay at his place when he was on call. He lived over the surgery. He was rarely called out or had to meet a client at the surgery; but when he did, it didn't exactly exhaust him. He loved his job.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2007, 17:41:26 PM by Hippykitty »
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2007, 17:26:34 PM »
Having trouble signing this. Kept telling me I'd had an error: too many characters. When I corrected this, it said my email ad was already in the petition. I'm certain I haven't signed this before.
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2007, 15:37:34 PM »
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2007, 12:43:15 PM »
Iv signed it.   The nearest vets now to me is bout 3 miles away & if theres ever an emergency for me out of hours its going be a problem getting there as i dont have transport, taxis where i am dont allow animals unless there in the boot which is no way done, as they dont wont  animals messing the car yet they pick up drunks that are sick & use backseat as a toilet. :Crazy:


Many folk i know have animals & no transport & in an emmergency you just dont wont to wait 30 to 40 minutes on a bus etc

Very worrying


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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2007, 16:54:21 PM »
Vets Now are a company provide out of hours cover. They use the building of an already existing practice during those times.
Lots of people have to travel a long distance to find one. Im lucky its just the other side of town.

http://www.vets-now.com/


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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2007, 23:49:18 PM »
Is VetsNow in conjunction with any other practices?




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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2007, 21:26:23 PM »
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2007, 21:09:26 PM »
Signed (but never heard of them lol)

We have Park Vets near us which is a Very large Vets (and hospital) and they are REALLY exspensive

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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2007, 16:05:16 PM »
Signed.

My experience was with Active Vetcare - not Vets Now, but all the same Rosie's treatment was very expensive! Again it was a number for the out of hours emergency treatment from my local vet.

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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2007, 23:09:09 PM »
Signed. I didn't realise about the high charges though - my VN friend used to do some shifts for them but she never mentioned high prices. Also I assumed (gullibly, obviously) they would be cheap because the ones I knew of operated out of PDSA surgeries.

I've only had one experience of them myself, I took them a poorly wood pigeon that my lab found in a bush one Saturday night, they took it no quibbles and didn't ask for any money. (It was sadly pts and I sent the PDSA a donation in the post)

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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2007, 09:47:06 AM »
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I've never heard of them

I am sure you will. Everything comes to those who waits and then you will wish it hadn't. ;D
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2007, 21:57:34 PM »
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2007, 18:04:20 PM »
I've never heard of them! :-:




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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2007, 07:52:28 AM »
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2007, 07:28:18 AM »
Signed. Whilst Vets Now is very local to us as we live in a city, the charges are very high. I've used them 3 or 4 times iin Gandolf's last years and had to pay about £100 each time

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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2007, 23:33:43 PM »
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- I don't know how expensive they are as I haven't had to use them (thank god) but I expect they charge a bomb.

Their basic call out fee is about the same as most of the vets emergency call out round here, however, it is not really a call out fee is it as they are there already?

I know the problem with many local vets is that they cannot get the vets who are willing to be on callout.

Obviously nowadays they perhaps are not as dedicated as they once were. Or they are dedicated to saving animals but only during the hours they want to work.
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2007, 22:19:09 PM »
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It's our local out-of-hours - I don't know how expensive they are as I haven't had to use them (thank god) but I expect they charge a bomb.  >:(
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2007, 20:39:58 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2007, 20:09:22 PM »
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2007, 12:05:03 PM »
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2007, 00:14:27 AM »
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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2007, 00:04:06 AM »
oops should be vets now!

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Re: Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007, 23:44:09 PM »
Signed - Just wanted to point out that Vets uk is nothing to do with the excellent pet pharmacy, vetuk.

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Vets now - please sign my petition
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2007, 23:35:31 PM »
I have started a petition regarding Vets Now.

http://www.gopetition.co.uk/online/11453.html

It relates specifically to the charging and also location of the surgeries.
Please feel free to sign and also relate your own stories of your experiences.

And please, please cross post to other animal forums.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2007, 00:04:35 AM by Angie (petsearch) »

 


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