Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Veterinary Appreciation Day #veterinarylove

Veterinary Appreciation Day™ was created by Trupanion in 2015 (Trupanion happens to be the company we have pet insurance with but this is NOT a sponsored post, nor was I required to blog about it). This special day was founded to recognize veterinary professionals and the wonderful work they do. From the front desk to the exam room, veterinary teams offer compassion, advice and care for our furry family members.
Our hope is that pet owners will thank their veterinary team throughout the year,” said Darryl Rawlings, Trupanion founder and CEO. “But Veterinary Appreciation Day offers the animal-loving community the opportunity to come together on a single day to show their appreciation to the compassionate veterinary professionals dedicated to helping their pets live the happiest, healthiest lives possible."




This year, Trupanion has  partnered with MightyVet, a non-profit providing continuing education, mentorship and other resources to support veterinarians in their career and well-being. Together, Trupanion and MightyVet are honoring veterinary team members in celebration of this special day.
MY REVIEW  OF DEPORRE ON GOOGLE:
3 weeks ago-Edit
I would never, ever switch to another Veterinary practice. I have been taking my pets to DePorre probably since around 2002 or so? I took my first cat there not long after I first moved to Michigan. Back then we saw Dr.Jules whom we loved! In later years, we started seeing Dr.Lewis, who is our primary "go to" at DePorre. That being said EVERYONE at DePorre is professional, considerate, loving to our pets, knowledgeable and truly caring. Their level of professionalism is unsurpassed. Dr.Lewis is beyond dedicated, never makes me feel rushed, answers all of our questions and is always putting the best interest of our pets first. The reception staff is kind and patient, they are also professionals. I know that working at a Veterinary Practice is NOT easy, and we appreciate all of the love, care and professionalism that is exhibited towards our pets. 

UPDATED MAY 27TH 2019....recently I brought Dakota in and he was diagnosed with hypertension. I was beside myself. I had called in to have some receipts sent to Trupanion and spoke with Kimberly Meldrum on the phone. I was crying about Dakota and the kindness that Kimberly displayed was beyond touching. She listened and TRULY cared. She even followed up with me on the weekend checking to see how Dakota was doing (because he had vomited the first day of taking his meds). THAT is true caring........Kimberly, Dr.Lewis and the staff at DePorre LOVE our pets as if they were their own. That's not easy to find.
Logo Courtesy of Trupanion

I try to make it a point to somehow show appreciation for our Vet throughout the year. Appreciation doesn't always have to be shown by giving gifts,
(but you most certainly can give one!)

Ways to show appreciation:
  • arriving for your appointments on time or early
  • making sure your cat is in a carrier and your dog is leashed
  • showing consideration for the Veterinary staff, their job is NOT easy
  • if you have to cancel an appointment, try to cancel in a timely manner, (well, if you have a cat and can't find them, that plan may be shot to hell)
  • Show respect for your Veterinarian by respecting their knowledge and trusting their opinion. If you do not trust their opinion or knowledge, find yourself another Vet!
  • Send a gift of food for the entire office at the holidays or during the year
  • I recently gave some cat toys that Cody isn't using to Kimberly who works at the front desk for her kitties to enjoy.
  • Make donations of newspapers, towels etc., as you would for your favorite shelter.
HOW DO YOU SHOW APPRECIATION FOR YOUR VET AND THEIR STAFF?
Let us know below!

Pet owners everywhere can show their appreciation by posting photos and stories about their veterinary team on Twitter and Instagram, including the hashtag #veterinarylove.

I mentioned above that I have had pet insurance with Trupanion since the boys were approximately two years old, this is NOT a sponsored post and I pay a monthly premium for both of my boys

 I AM NOT REQUIRED TO WRITE ABOUT THEM AT ALL. In my opinion, good Veterinary care also involves having pet insurance with a company that you truly believe in. I could not be happier with the experience I have had with Trupanion. A few years ago we had to file a claim for Cody and the response time was quick and everything was processed in a timely manner.
Every time I have ever contacted Trupanion I have been treated with kindness, professionalism, friendliness and caring. In reference to Dakota's recent diagnosis of hypertension one employee in particular went above and beyond. I will be posting about that on Dakota's blog this Thursday. Stay tuned!

21 comments:

  1. I read an article the other day about the high rate of vet suicide. It makes sense - and we hardly ever think of the vets when our cats don't need them. I'm going to send a card to ours just to let him know how much we treasure him and the great care he provides our cats!

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  2. I'm surprised it took until 2015 before vets had their own special day.

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  3. Bailie, Sophie and I are not found of the vet place. Bert and Olivia seem to love it. I know they are important for our health, but we still don't like going there. They are nice people, but they do things we find weird. I guess we do appreciate that they keep us healthy.

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  4. A good vet is hard to find so they deserve to be appreciated. I hope Dakota is doing well now. XO

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  5. I'm still on the hunt for a vet since mine retired. I so appreciated him! I hope
    Dakota is ok!

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    1. Hoping you are able to find a good one too! Thanks so much about Dakota. So far, so good. 2 weeks ago his BP was 220....last week (after being on meds) it went down to 180. Praying it goes further down or if nothing else, doesn't increase.

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  6. Having a veterinarian that one can trust 100% is a god-send!
    Here's hoping Dakota is okay, with good treatment!

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    1. thanks so much. So far, so good. 2 weeks ago his BP was 220....last week (after being on meds) it went down to 180. Praying it goes further down or if nothing else, doesn't increase.

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  7. I hope Dakota and Cody get their wish to appreciate the vet and staff from far away.
    I remember the last time Daisy Mae had a traumatic experience(not vet's fault). You see just as the Dad and I got inside the door and rounded the corner of the receptionist desk, the next thing we knew the roof of Daisy Mae's pet carrier fell in on her. When the staff saw this they took us into a room right away and took care of us. Not only that, the staff attempted to put roof/door back together. Although the they put the door on backwards they attempted to get things back together. They went above and beyond that day. We appreciated everything they did for us. We like our vet and staff.

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    1. well, Dakota isn't getting his wish because due to his hypertension he is visiting them pretty regularly now, he goes back in early July. Paws crossed Cody can stay away. I love that your Vet helped you out right away, well done and I am happy you like your Vet and their staff too!

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  8. We feel fortunate to have a good vet and Dad has used them for 45 years as the old one retired and his protege took over the practice. We hope to have them for years to come

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    1. WOW!! 45 years???? Now THAT is an endorsement!! So happy you have a good one too!

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  9. We had a wonderful vet when we had Little Bit. He's the first one that gave her an exam at three months and the last one to send her to the bridge. He cried right along with us.

    Have a woof woof day, Dakota. My best to your mom. ♥

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    1. sending ((((hugs)))) our current Vet helped my Bobo to the Bridge...(but he didn't meet Bobo til Bobo was around 12 years old, Bobo passed at age 18), he met Cody when Cody was a kitten and met Dakota when he was 8 months old....I think he is pretty much as attached as we are. Sending lots of love!

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  10. You Vet sounds most wonderful and we are so happy to have some we lve and trust too!

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  11. Thanks for writing about this. We're very happy that we found the vet we have for the kitties.

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  12. We're lucky enough to have an awesome vet. We love and trust her 100%!

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  13. We have great vet. Dr Waltrud. Very caring. The other vets there are good but; we like him the best.
    Sue B

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