Huge Story on Vet-Mal
I would like to present a story idea that I think would be very beneficial. We have heard for a long time now about the increased suicide rate amongst veterinarians. However, no one is talking about what I like to call "the dark side of the vet industry."
My beloved pug, Otis, lost his life due to the incompetence and negligence at the Veterinary Speciality Center in Buffalo Grove. I began to get in contact with others who went through the same (we found each other on yelp, etc.) I realized this was not just a one time fluke. This is a national epidemic. I know of thousands of pets that lost their lives by bad vets.
I created a facebook advocacy group for the original vet but the group exploded and evolved to all bad vets across the nation and other countries. Here is a link to my FB advocacy group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/941538179696727
I also recently created a website to go with the cause:
Now, what I really want to present to you is this. I met a man by the name of Scott Fine who runs his own advocacy group from Florida. Here is the link:
Here is the best part. Scott found an author, who turns out to be a best selling author, JL Robb. JL right away wanted to write about this "dark side of vet world." Volume One is done and presently you can order tt off Amazon as an e-book but in about 2 weeks the hard copy will be out there for all to buy/
I have to emphasize we do not go around bashing all vets. We know there are great vets out there but the rotten ones are growing.
I have Scott Fine's permission to reach out. The author JL Robb is going to be on Fox News with the book.
Would you be interested in speaking to me and Scott further on this? This book WILL be a bestseller. You are the first network I have reached out to.
Here is a summary of the book:
AMERICA--THIS IS YOUR WAKE-UP CALL
The eBook version of JL Robb's new book, "Joey's Legacy-Seeking Truth and Integrity in Veterinary Medicine" is now available for purchase at https://www.the-end-the-book-the-series.com/joeys.
I have previewed the entire book. JL Robb and I have contributed our parts, as well as Dr. Michael Dym and Dr. Thomas Nicholl, two members of our vet team. These are two medical professionals that understand our mission and work hard to further our mandate of promoting the animal/human bond. When you read their content, I think you'll agree.
I have read most of the 45 stories in this volume. Most I have been able to complete. Some I started to read but they are too difficult to read to completion. Tragic is an understatement. All stories were a result of negligence at the hands of another.
Intentional acts? In the majority of cases, probably not. Avoidable? No doubt about it.
We spotlight two profound weaknesses in the profession. The first is a segment of the over 70,000 veterinarians in small animal practice in the United States. This subset of vets refuses to face difficult situations professionally, and takes the easier path of deceit and dishonesty when dealing with clients. The irony of this situation is that these devious practitioners don't realize that their best outcome is complete truth and transparency at all times, since many of our members have told me that they only "retaliate" once they realize they've been lied to. I just spoke to a member whose loved one passed about a year ago. Prior to the negligent act that caused the demise, she enjoyed a 20+ year successful relationship with her veterinarian, a "true professional" (her words). After a year of mourning, she told me that she has decided to forgive him because he handled the entire situation with tact and grace. Some of us have the capacity to do that...many do not.
The other reprehensible problem that we spotlight are those disingenuous practicing veterinarians that provide at or above the standard of care for their patients, and who are well-liked and well-respected by the pet parents of those patients. And then, like magic, these same revered professionals become dismissive, two-faced, indifferent members of vet boards. They are supposed to advocate for both their colleagues and pet parents. Of course, they tend to favor their colleagues when it comes to imposing disciplinary action. If they ever decide to discharge their duties appropriately, then firm and fair discipline would change the landscape of veterinary justice.
Volume One of the book is very hard-hitting, and will open the eyes of anyone willing to read it cover to cover. There is something in the book for everyone....and more for some than others.
Thank you for your consideration
All my best