Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Is This Appropriate...

...and is the general public aware that Banfield Pet Hospital is a veterinarian with a religious affiliation?

Here it is, too, in case the posting is no longer available (click to enlarge):

I don't want to judge, and I certainly don't want to offend anyone. But is this right? Should a large corporation like PetSmart affiliate themselves with a company that has blatant religious connections?

I had my suspicions about this company when a friend brought her dog to a Banfield last year when her dog was sick and Banfield was the closest "vet" to her home.

The dog was very sick, and became snippy with the vet. The vet, who, instead of reacting appropriately and asking the woman to muzzle the dog so he could examine him properly, told her to euthanize it then and there. When she looked at the vet like he had 14 heads he said "we" are (something along the lines of) superior to animals in God's eyes and we shouldn't put up with that type of behavior. Huh? You're a veterinarian. You're supposed to determine why the dog isn't feeling well, and hopefully make him better. Needless to say, she left and took her dog to another, private practice.

Comments? How do you feel about this?
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