My sister's trying to get me into the vet's

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
December 30, 2012 8:34pm CST
I have been going to this vet's since I've gotten my cat's, and my parents have gone for years, and my grandmother before that. There has been a few new owners, now the ones currently running it have been there for a number of years now. My SIL just got a job there a few months ago, the other girl is leaving to go to school in the fall, and they will be looking for 2 new people. She asked me, and I sort ofsaid I would think about it. For starters they are how to put it foreign, I can;t understand them half the time which is my main issue, another is I go to them as a vet, and I don't know if I want to cross that line. Although, now he knows my SIL, and know sort of my family, and hears the stories, he takes more time with my animals I will say that. Before I found him rather rude, and whenever I called him on something, he would get nasty, and wouldn;t do anything, I had asked him to test Patches for genetic diseases, and he refuses since I got them 2.5 years, until my SIL told him these animals are her babies, she will pay anything for them, and she wants these tests, and she will pay for them just to know, and he ran them. I am not sure what she has told him else, I find my SIL will just agree. For example she started working there and feeding her cats the vet food, he tried getting my cats on it, but I refuses. My SIL says its all the same, but it's not I feed mine grain free food's, and look at the ingredients.
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• United States
31 Dec 12
I don't think I would want to cross that professional line either. If their is a language barrier, I'd probably not take it either.
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@BarBaraPrz (21366)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Dec 12
But after a while she'd get used to the accent and it wouldn't be such problem.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
31 Dec 12
Most of the vet's around here are foreign. The vet I take Maro, Max & Gizmoe is the only white english speaking vet around.
@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
31 Dec 12
Well, if this is the type of field you enjoy working in, and they want to hire you, then what is wrong with that, and it could be a Good thing for you? I know it might seem awkward but could be a Big plus for you since your SIL has already helped this vet to be a little more understanding with you and your animals as well.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
31 Dec 12
If he was kind of nasty to you as a pet owner, how would he act towards you as a worker? How about forcing you to buy the cat's the vet's food? Is he forcing your SIL to do that? Another thing I am thinking is Are there other people who would benefit by you working there, those who speak English primarily? If you got fired or felt you needed to quit would you still want to go back there as a pet owner? It's a lot to think about and weigh in on. Perhaps it's something that would benefit you, experience wise, but at the same time you have to think about it in the stance of being a pet owner going to that vet in the future, perhaps after you move on, or are forced to quit.
@BarBaraPrz (21366)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Dec 12
Another job opportunity? How can you be so lucky? I guess you'll work something out so that you get a good balance of work and play.