Post # 1
While the clinic didn’t do a hack job on my baby boy (as far as I know yet), I just need to vent about their sudden early closure.
They’re being inundated with more snow in NJ… Our new dog had an appointment to get neutered at a neuter clinic. My husband dropped him off on the way to work and they told him pick-up was between 3:30 and 4:30. Given that the weather is terribad, he was going to leave work early to be there during the pickup window.
So the clinic called me saying that they’re discharging all the animals by 1pm for an early closure. Problem is, I’m out of town for a few days so it’s not like I can swing by and get him. They called my cell phone because my husband wasn’t picking up his.
Great job, clinic, for assuming that everyone else has jobs that will let them out early just because there’s snow. Furthermore, I would think that an animal would require a little more recovery time. They haven’t yet decided what they’re going to do if people don’t show up early.
Post # 3
@CorvusCorax: I worked at animal hospital when I was in high school. Someone always stayed behind for an owner running late, especially if it was over something like bad weather (clearly not your case). But we always got stuck waiting, in bad weather. It is apart of the job. Someone wll have to stay there… its just what happens. They are probably not letting you know that someone will be there, because they want to pressure you into getting there as soon as possible.
I would say it isnt ideal to be picking the dog up so early but it isnt horrible. Chances are, their other appointments cancelled and they did your dog earlier than he was scheduled. I have seen lots of pups and dogs recover quite quickly from the anesthesia and operation. Some take longer to come around. If your hubby gets there and your dog is very lethargic I would be very cautious about taking him home. Hope they both make it home safe and sound in the icky weather!
Post # 4
@CorvusCorax: Where in NJ is the clinic? I could go pick up your baby if it’s not too far.. I’d feel terrible if he got stranded there, I wouldn’t want that to happen to my pups. 🙁
Post # 5
@Funsince1983: My husband is on his way now. I was able to reach him, and people were leaving work early anyway. Thank you so, so, so much for the offer though! The clinic itself is in Hillside.
I really don’t blame them for wanting to go home early. My mother sent me pictures and they’re not exactly diligent about snow removal in NJ.
Post # 6
@CorvusCorax: Good! So glad everything worked out. I haven’t ventured out other than walking the dogs today, everything is mega slippery & I’ve heard sirens every time I’ve been out there. Tell your hubby to be safe!