Vet calls on 'cowardly' van protestor to come forward

The Northern Echo: The van parked outside Dunelm Veterinary Practice The van parked outside Dunelm Veterinary Practice

A VET has challenged whoever is behind an anonymous white van protest against his practice to go public with their grievances.

A large van specially painted on both sides with the phrase ‘Dunelm Vets caused suffering to my dogs at great expense’ appeared outside Dunelm Veterinary Practice, on Sunderland Road, Gilesgate, Durham City, on Saturday lunchtime (June 21).

Jack Creaner, a partner at the practice – which has been in business for more than a century, said there had been no explanation and there were no complaints outstanding.

However, the Fishburn-taxed vehicle, which has the registration AE55 NZK, has been left outside the practice ever since, clearly visible from a main road, and has become a talking point, both in the city and on social media.

Mr Creaner said the protest was cowardly and challenged whoever was responsible to come forward.

“The allegations are not the sort of thing any vets’ practice is doing. Causing suffering to dogs is exactly what we’re not about,” Mr Creaner, who has worked at Dunelm Vets for 20 years, said.

“If someone wants to discuss a grievance, they should do it in the proper way. It’s cowardly. It’s underhanded.

“They weren’t confident enough to bring the grievance to us, or even drop the van off while there was somebody here.”

Mr Creaner said the van was parked between the practice closing at 1pm and his return at 2.30pm.

He said many customers had been in touch to say they disagreed with the sentiment of the protest.

“I’m disappointed they didn’t feel they could deal with this in a more conventional manner.

“But I’m pleased and gratified at the number of people we’ve had come forward to say they don’t agree with it at all,” he added.

Complaints against vets are investigated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

The van is not parked illegally or causing an obstruction. An LDV vehicle, it has a small golden dog ornament on the dashboard.

Do you know who is behind the protest? Call the Newsdesk on 01325-505054.

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6:07am Fri 27 Jun 14

jd6620 says...

I have used this practice for more tha 20 yrs for farm & small animals & have always found them very professional & caring. I think this protest is very cowardly & could well have the reverse effect to what the culprits wanted to achieve.
I have used this practice for more tha 20 yrs for farm & small animals & have always found them very professional & caring. I think this protest is very cowardly & could well have the reverse effect to what the culprits wanted to achieve. jd6620
  • Score: 13

9:06am Fri 27 Jun 14

BMD says...

The protestor must feel very aggrieved to have spent more money on the van advertisement.
The protestor must feel very aggrieved to have spent more money on the van advertisement. BMD
  • Score: 26

10:54am Fri 27 Jun 14

dham says...

This is a superb practice, I've used with these vets many times with large farm animals and small domestic animals. Clearly they are far more professional than the van owner.
This is a superb practice, I've used with these vets many times with large farm animals and small domestic animals. Clearly they are far more professional than the van owner. dham
  • Score: 8

11:12am Fri 27 Jun 14

nigel d says...

When a pet is ill emotions run high and you dont always get the outcome from the vets you want, this doesn't mean the vets haven't done their best its just they not miracle workers.
Why this person feels the need to campaign like this only he seems to know, it would be better for all concerned if he given a full account of why he feels the need to do this.
When a pet is ill emotions run high and you dont always get the outcome from the vets you want, this doesn't mean the vets haven't done their best its just they not miracle workers. Why this person feels the need to campaign like this only he seems to know, it would be better for all concerned if he given a full account of why he feels the need to do this. nigel d
  • Score: 31

11:32am Fri 27 Jun 14

Longbowman666 says...

To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with.

Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.
To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with. Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing. Longbowman666
  • Score: 5

12:39pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LUSTARD says...

Longbowman666 wrote:
To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with.

Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.
it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity
[quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with. Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.[/p][/quote]it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity LUSTARD
  • Score: 24

3:55pm Fri 27 Jun 14

MistySky says...

If what is written on the van cannot be proved surely this could be libel as it is in writing.I have only heard good reports about this Vet Practice but the person responsible should not be so vindictive.
If what is written on the van cannot be proved surely this could be libel as it is in writing.I have only heard good reports about this Vet Practice but the person responsible should not be so vindictive. MistySky
  • Score: 1

4:06pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Longbowman666 says...

LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with.

Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.
it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity
The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft.

Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention.
[quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with. Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.[/p][/quote]it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity[/p][/quote]The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft. Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention. Longbowman666
  • Score: 1

4:39pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Andie68 says...

Well done to the person with the van! Everyone has their opinions for their own reasons and this is my opinion. I hope they get it sorted out, I know exactly how they feel!!!!!
Well done to the person with the van! Everyone has their opinions for their own reasons and this is my opinion. I hope they get it sorted out, I know exactly how they feel!!!!! Andie68
  • Score: 3

8:43pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LUSTARD says...

Longbowman666 wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with.

Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.
it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity
The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft.

Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention.
sometimes professional bodies sweep things under the carpet, saville for instance
[quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with. Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.[/p][/quote]it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity[/p][/quote]The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft. Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention.[/p][/quote]sometimes professional bodies sweep things under the carpet, saville for instance LUSTARD
  • Score: 10

9:03pm Fri 27 Jun 14

spottycow says...

Lets face it all VETS rip us off its just that we have no other CHOICE and if we move do we trust another VET. I got the same product off the internet at third of what my vet charged me .
Lets face it all VETS rip us off its just that we have no other CHOICE and if we move do we trust another VET. I got the same product off the internet at third of what my vet charged me . spottycow
  • Score: 28

9:11pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Longbowman666 says...

LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with.

Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.
it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity
The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft.

Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention.
sometimes professional bodies sweep things under the carpet, saville for instance
And sometimes they also put things right if there has been a problem...
[quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with. Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.[/p][/quote]it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity[/p][/quote]The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft. Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention.[/p][/quote]sometimes professional bodies sweep things under the carpet, saville for instance[/p][/quote]And sometimes they also put things right if there has been a problem... Longbowman666
  • Score: 6

9:42pm Fri 27 Jun 14

LUSTARD says...

Longbowman666 wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with.

Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.
it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity
The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft.

Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention.
sometimes professional bodies sweep things under the carpet, saville for instance
And sometimes they also put things right if there has been a problem...
and other times they misdiagnose by not checking the animal over correctly billing you and then ignoring you
[quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with. Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.[/p][/quote]it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity[/p][/quote]The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft. Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention.[/p][/quote]sometimes professional bodies sweep things under the carpet, saville for instance[/p][/quote]And sometimes they also put things right if there has been a problem...[/p][/quote]and other times they misdiagnose by not checking the animal over correctly billing you and then ignoring you LUSTARD
  • Score: 12

10:32pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Longbowman666 says...

LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with.

Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.
it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity
The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft.

Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention.
sometimes professional bodies sweep things under the carpet, saville for instance
And sometimes they also put things right if there has been a problem...
and other times they misdiagnose by not checking the animal over correctly billing you and then ignoring you
As happens with Doctors, and the GMC does strike Doctors off for misconduct, also the Register for Paramedics etc or the professional bodies who represent any industry / trade / profession. The RCVS is the same, but for vets, and if there is a genuine grievance, then it would be investigated.

And again I reiterate, if someone has the money to do this then they have the money for pet insurance and the capability to ensure that they aren't left out of pocket or out of care for their animals, end of story.
[quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with. Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.[/p][/quote]it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity[/p][/quote]The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft. Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention.[/p][/quote]sometimes professional bodies sweep things under the carpet, saville for instance[/p][/quote]And sometimes they also put things right if there has been a problem...[/p][/quote]and other times they misdiagnose by not checking the animal over correctly billing you and then ignoring you[/p][/quote]As happens with Doctors, and the GMC does strike Doctors off for misconduct, also the Register for Paramedics etc or the professional bodies who represent any industry / trade / profession. The RCVS is the same, but for vets, and if there is a genuine grievance, then it would be investigated. And again I reiterate, if someone has the money to do this then they have the money for pet insurance and the capability to ensure that they aren't left out of pocket or out of care for their animals, end of story. Longbowman666
  • Score: 0

6:22am Sat 28 Jun 14

jd6620 says...

LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with.

Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.
it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity
The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft.

Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention.
sometimes professional bodies sweep things under the carpet, saville for instance
And sometimes they also put things right if there has been a problem...
and other times they misdiagnose by not checking the animal over correctly billing you and then ignoring you
As I quoted earlier this practice is very professional & their employees like all vets are highly trained with their training & education taking longer than their medical colleagues. I also will not believe from personal experience that the animal would not be checked over correctly & given follow up care after treatment. Iv'e also find it unbelieveable how youve used Saville in your quote as some sort of comparison.
[quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with. Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.[/p][/quote]it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity[/p][/quote]The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft. Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention.[/p][/quote]sometimes professional bodies sweep things under the carpet, saville for instance[/p][/quote]And sometimes they also put things right if there has been a problem...[/p][/quote]and other times they misdiagnose by not checking the animal over correctly billing you and then ignoring you[/p][/quote]As I quoted earlier this practice is very professional & their employees like all vets are highly trained with their training & education taking longer than their medical colleagues. I also will not believe from personal experience that the animal would not be checked over correctly & given follow up care after treatment. Iv'e also find it unbelieveable how youve used Saville in your quote as some sort of comparison. jd6620
  • Score: 0

10:16am Sat 28 Jun 14

LUSTARD says...

maybe this person has been thru all chanells and got nowhere, i personally have been sent from one ombudsman to the next by deliberatly being given duff advice by councils and solicitors to that end, and 80.000 grand down i can now see how they work to line each others pockets big style, getting off topic, but could be relevent this van is taxed etc so is traceable by the authorities therefore if the press journalist has any gumption about himself hell find the crack, wont he.
maybe this person has been thru all chanells and got nowhere, i personally have been sent from one ombudsman to the next by deliberatly being given duff advice by councils and solicitors to that end, and 80.000 grand down i can now see how they work to line each others pockets big style, getting off topic, but could be relevent this van is taxed etc so is traceable by the authorities therefore if the press journalist has any gumption about himself hell find the crack, wont he. LUSTARD
  • Score: 4

10:26am Sat 28 Jun 14

LUSTARD says...

LUSTARD wrote:
maybe this person has been thru all chanells and got nowhere, i personally have been sent from one ombudsman to the next by deliberatly being given duff advice by councils and solicitors to that end, and 80.000 grand down i can now see how they work to line each others pockets big style, getting off topic, but could be relevent this van is taxed etc so is traceable by the authorities therefore if the press journalist has any gumption about himself hell find the crack, wont he.
ill quote myself for the crack,, my vet from yarm practice was called out to my pet that had collapsed and couldnt walk, emergency call out on a sunday evening, he had to travel all the way from his home in thirsk bless him, he looked it over and diagnosed arthritis informing me it would be best to euthanize their and then, i thhought about it and took his advice, he went and got the needle, he said hold the head so ican get the drug into a vain, idid so, just as the needle is about to go in my little tinky winky gets up, marvelous, very close call. give another chance mate, ok says vet, heres pain killers, when hes gone i find blood under tail and its a deep impalement wound, no wonder she cant get up, further calls and basically ignored after explaining their misdiagnosis, what a shower my god
[quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: maybe this person has been thru all chanells and got nowhere, i personally have been sent from one ombudsman to the next by deliberatly being given duff advice by councils and solicitors to that end, and 80.000 grand down i can now see how they work to line each others pockets big style, getting off topic, but could be relevent this van is taxed etc so is traceable by the authorities therefore if the press journalist has any gumption about himself hell find the crack, wont he.[/p][/quote]ill quote myself for the crack,, my vet from yarm practice was called out to my pet that had collapsed and couldnt walk, emergency call out on a sunday evening, he had to travel all the way from his home in thirsk bless him, he looked it over and diagnosed arthritis informing me it would be best to euthanize their and then, i thhought about it and took his advice, he went and got the needle, he said hold the head so ican get the drug into a vain, idid so, just as the needle is about to go in my little tinky winky gets up, marvelous, very close call. give another chance mate, ok says vet, heres pain killers, when hes gone i find blood under tail and its a deep impalement wound, no wonder she cant get up, further calls and basically ignored after explaining their misdiagnosis, what a shower my god LUSTARD
  • Score: 22

10:28am Sat 28 Jun 14

LUSTARD says...

LUSTARD wrote:
maybe this person has been thru all chanells and got nowhere, i personally have been sent from one ombudsman to the next by deliberatly being given duff advice by councils and solicitors to that end, and 80.000 grand down i can now see how they work to line each others pockets big style, getting off topic, but could be relevent this van is taxed etc so is traceable by the authorities therefore if the press journalist has any gumption about himself hell find the crack, wont he.
ill quote myself for the crack,, my vet from yarm practice was called out to my pet that had collapsed and couldnt walk, emergency call out on a sunday evening, he had to travel all the way from his home in thirsk bless him, he looked it over and diagnosed arthritis informing me it would be best to euthanize their and then, i thhought about it and took his advice, he went and got the needle, he said hold the head so ican get the drug into a vain, idid so, just as the needle is about to go in my little tinky winky gets up, marvelous, very close call. give another chance mate, ok says vet, heres pain killers, when hes gone i find blood under tail and its a deep impalement wound, no wonder she cant get up, further calls and basically ignored after explaining their misdiagnosis, what a shower my god
[quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: maybe this person has been thru all chanells and got nowhere, i personally have been sent from one ombudsman to the next by deliberatly being given duff advice by councils and solicitors to that end, and 80.000 grand down i can now see how they work to line each others pockets big style, getting off topic, but could be relevent this van is taxed etc so is traceable by the authorities therefore if the press journalist has any gumption about himself hell find the crack, wont he.[/p][/quote]ill quote myself for the crack,, my vet from yarm practice was called out to my pet that had collapsed and couldnt walk, emergency call out on a sunday evening, he had to travel all the way from his home in thirsk bless him, he looked it over and diagnosed arthritis informing me it would be best to euthanize their and then, i thhought about it and took his advice, he went and got the needle, he said hold the head so ican get the drug into a vain, idid so, just as the needle is about to go in my little tinky winky gets up, marvelous, very close call. give another chance mate, ok says vet, heres pain killers, when hes gone i find blood under tail and its a deep impalement wound, no wonder she cant get up, further calls and basically ignored after explaining their misdiagnosis, what a shower my god LUSTARD
  • Score: 12

10:57pm Sat 28 Jun 14

LUSTARD says...

jd6620 wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with.

Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.
it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity
The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft.

Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention.
sometimes professional bodies sweep things under the carpet, saville for instance
And sometimes they also put things right if there has been a problem...
and other times they misdiagnose by not checking the animal over correctly billing you and then ignoring you
As I quoted earlier this practice is very professional & their employees like all vets are highly trained with their training & education taking longer than their medical colleagues. I also will not believe from personal experience that the animal would not be checked over correctly & given follow up care after treatment. Iv'e also find it unbelieveable how youve used Saville in your quote as some sort of comparison.
get a life
[quote][p][bold]jd6620[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with. Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.[/p][/quote]it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity[/p][/quote]The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft. Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention.[/p][/quote]sometimes professional bodies sweep things under the carpet, saville for instance[/p][/quote]And sometimes they also put things right if there has been a problem...[/p][/quote]and other times they misdiagnose by not checking the animal over correctly billing you and then ignoring you[/p][/quote]As I quoted earlier this practice is very professional & their employees like all vets are highly trained with their training & education taking longer than their medical colleagues. I also will not believe from personal experience that the animal would not be checked over correctly & given follow up care after treatment. Iv'e also find it unbelieveable how youve used Saville in your quote as some sort of comparison.[/p][/quote]get a life LUSTARD
  • Score: 8

6:26am Sun 29 Jun 14

jd6620 says...

LUSTARD wrote:
jd6620 wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with.

Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.
it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity
The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft.

Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention.
sometimes professional bodies sweep things under the carpet, saville for instance
And sometimes they also put things right if there has been a problem...
and other times they misdiagnose by not checking the animal over correctly billing you and then ignoring you
As I quoted earlier this practice is very professional & their employees like all vets are highly trained with their training & education taking longer than their medical colleagues. I also will not believe from personal experience that the animal would not be checked over correctly & given follow up care after treatment. Iv'e also find it unbelieveable how youve used Saville in your quote as some sort of comparison.
get a life
pathetic response
[quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jd6620[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: To the person who put the van there - come forward and sort out whatever grievance you have with the vets, instead of skulking in the shadows, sabre-rattling If your gripe is legitimate, there are professional bodies who you can deal with. Parking up a van marked like this achieves nothing.[/p][/quote]it achieved getting a lot of publicity, without knowing the facts you cant really comment, but i do know the vets are not the nhs, and you will be charged the rate for surgery, xrays repeat visits and then the pet dies, you still pay the three thousand 600 pound plus vat bill, they are not a charity[/p][/quote]The facts are simple - someone has a gripe, whether it's legitimate or not, and there are professional bodies that can be approached. Planking a van outside the premises in such a way, without any other form of explanation of the circumstances, is just plain daft. Vets aren't the NHS indeed, and things do cost - however, if someone has enough money to take a van and do this to it, then I would therefore contend that they have enough money for pet insurance which is there to cover all of the above things you mention.[/p][/quote]sometimes professional bodies sweep things under the carpet, saville for instance[/p][/quote]And sometimes they also put things right if there has been a problem...[/p][/quote]and other times they misdiagnose by not checking the animal over correctly billing you and then ignoring you[/p][/quote]As I quoted earlier this practice is very professional & their employees like all vets are highly trained with their training & education taking longer than their medical colleagues. I also will not believe from personal experience that the animal would not be checked over correctly & given follow up care after treatment. Iv'e also find it unbelieveable how youve used Saville in your quote as some sort of comparison.[/p][/quote]get a life[/p][/quote]pathetic response jd6620
  • Score: -7

3:35pm Sun 29 Jun 14

LUSTARD says...

according to todays daily mail a mr murphy from worcester took his little jack russell to the vets and they put him to sleep by mistake,. the poor lad was told by the vet, mistakes happen,
according to todays daily mail a mr murphy from worcester took his little jack russell to the vets and they put him to sleep by mistake,. the poor lad was told by the vet, mistakes happen, LUSTARD
  • Score: 11

10:31pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Longbowman666 says...

And who has recourse to professional bodies if he has a legitimate compliant / concern etc,

That is the point - there are ways and means to do things, and the van isn't it.
And who has recourse to professional bodies if he has a legitimate compliant / concern etc, That is the point - there are ways and means to do things, and the van isn't it. Longbowman666
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Mon 30 Jun 14

LUSTARD says...

Longbowman666 wrote:
And who has recourse to professional bodies if he has a legitimate compliant / concern etc,

That is the point - there are ways and means to do things, and the van isn't it.
are you quoting yourself, sometimes society walks all over you, thats why other courses of action are taken,
[quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: And who has recourse to professional bodies if he has a legitimate compliant / concern etc, That is the point - there are ways and means to do things, and the van isn't it.[/p][/quote]are you quoting yourself, sometimes society walks all over you, thats why other courses of action are taken, LUSTARD
  • Score: 1

7:04pm Mon 30 Jun 14

LUSTARD says...

LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
And who has recourse to professional bodies if he has a legitimate compliant / concern etc,

That is the point - there are ways and means to do things, and the van isn't it.
are you quoting yourself, sometimes society walks all over you, thats why other courses of action are taken,
actually in my case i didnt complain and it was a member of staff rather than the owner and therefore the principal of the practice has no idea their is or was a problem. so in this instance the vet in his own mind is ackting in full sunlight innocence
[quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: And who has recourse to professional bodies if he has a legitimate compliant / concern etc, That is the point - there are ways and means to do things, and the van isn't it.[/p][/quote]are you quoting yourself, sometimes society walks all over you, thats why other courses of action are taken,[/p][/quote]actually in my case i didnt complain and it was a member of staff rather than the owner and therefore the principal of the practice has no idea their is or was a problem. so in this instance the vet in his own mind is ackting in full sunlight innocence LUSTARD
  • Score: 5

7:04pm Mon 30 Jun 14

LUSTARD says...

and that is a few grands worth of van
and that is a few grands worth of van LUSTARD
  • Score: 0

7:19pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Longbowman666 says...

LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
And who has recourse to professional bodies if he has a legitimate compliant / concern etc,

That is the point - there are ways and means to do things, and the van isn't it.
are you quoting yourself, sometimes society walks all over you, thats why other courses of action are taken,
No, society does not walk over me - I simply understand (and have found) that to speak softly and to carry a big stick does the trick in most instances. Fighting something from outside never works, there are inbuilt barriers to you. However, working within the system and going to the relevant bodies, whilst putting your case in a professional manner, often works.

In this case, the van man is unknown, and therefore the vet cannot even begin to address the issue.
[quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: And who has recourse to professional bodies if he has a legitimate compliant / concern etc, That is the point - there are ways and means to do things, and the van isn't it.[/p][/quote]are you quoting yourself, sometimes society walks all over you, thats why other courses of action are taken,[/p][/quote]No, society does not walk over me - I simply understand (and have found) that to speak softly and to carry a big stick does the trick in most instances. Fighting something from outside never works, there are inbuilt barriers to you. However, working within the system and going to the relevant bodies, whilst putting your case in a professional manner, often works. In this case, the van man is unknown, and therefore the vet cannot even begin to address the issue. Longbowman666
  • Score: 1

7:21pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Longbowman666 says...

LUSTARD wrote:
and that is a few grands worth of van
And in that statement you sum up the point exactly - a few grand's worth of van - so pet insurance couldn't be afforded then, could it?
[quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: and that is a few grands worth of van[/p][/quote]And in that statement you sum up the point exactly - a few grand's worth of van - so pet insurance couldn't be afforded then, could it? Longbowman666
  • Score: -1

9:17pm Mon 30 Jun 14

MagicAlf says...

The van has gone.
The van has gone. MagicAlf
  • Score: 0

1:33pm Tue 1 Jul 14

studio says...

Long live the white van. Is this a free country or not? It was taxed and not parked illegally.

P.S. you lot are getting a bit petty and personal about this!
Long live the white van. Is this a free country or not? It was taxed and not parked illegally. P.S. you lot are getting a bit petty and personal about this! studio
  • Score: 5

6:01am Wed 2 Jul 14

jd6620 says...

And this petty cowardly protest could easily have been sorted out in an adult sensible way man to man, long live Dunelm vets.
And this petty cowardly protest could easily have been sorted out in an adult sensible way man to man, long live Dunelm vets. jd6620
  • Score: -6

9:37am Wed 2 Jul 14

studio says...

jd6620 wrote:
And this petty cowardly protest could easily have been sorted out in an adult sensible way man to man, long live Dunelm vets.
Who said it was a man?
[quote][p][bold]jd6620[/bold] wrote: And this petty cowardly protest could easily have been sorted out in an adult sensible way man to man, long live Dunelm vets.[/p][/quote]Who said it was a man? studio
  • Score: 4

12:11pm Wed 2 Jul 14

LUSTARD says...

Longbowman666 wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
Longbowman666 wrote:
And who has recourse to professional bodies if he has a legitimate compliant / concern etc,

That is the point - there are ways and means to do things, and the van isn't it.
are you quoting yourself, sometimes society walks all over you, thats why other courses of action are taken,
No, society does not walk over me - I simply understand (and have found) that to speak softly and to carry a big stick does the trick in most instances. Fighting something from outside never works, there are inbuilt barriers to you. However, working within the system and going to the relevant bodies, whilst putting your case in a professional manner, often works.

In this case, the van man is unknown, and therefore the vet cannot even begin to address the issue.
aye with the assistance of legal brains at 265 an hour, and you wouldnt get to know the outcome either way.
[quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: And who has recourse to professional bodies if he has a legitimate compliant / concern etc, That is the point - there are ways and means to do things, and the van isn't it.[/p][/quote]are you quoting yourself, sometimes society walks all over you, thats why other courses of action are taken,[/p][/quote]No, society does not walk over me - I simply understand (and have found) that to speak softly and to carry a big stick does the trick in most instances. Fighting something from outside never works, there are inbuilt barriers to you. However, working within the system and going to the relevant bodies, whilst putting your case in a professional manner, often works. In this case, the van man is unknown, and therefore the vet cannot even begin to address the issue.[/p][/quote]aye with the assistance of legal brains at 265 an hour, and you wouldnt get to know the outcome either way. LUSTARD
  • Score: 6

5:55am Thu 3 Jul 14

jd6620 says...

studio wrote:
jd6620 wrote:
And this petty cowardly protest could easily have been sorted out in an adult sensible way man to man, long live Dunelm vets.
Who said it was a man?
Figure of speech, whose getting petty now?
[quote][p][bold]studio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jd6620[/bold] wrote: And this petty cowardly protest could easily have been sorted out in an adult sensible way man to man, long live Dunelm vets.[/p][/quote]Who said it was a man?[/p][/quote]Figure of speech, whose getting petty now? jd6620
  • Score: 0

9:57am Thu 3 Jul 14

studio says...

jd6620 wrote:
studio wrote:
jd6620 wrote: And this petty cowardly protest could easily have been sorted out in an adult sensible way man to man, long live Dunelm vets.
Who said it was a man?
Figure of speech, whose getting petty now?
I was simply asking a question?
[quote][p][bold]jd6620[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]studio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jd6620[/bold] wrote: And this petty cowardly protest could easily have been sorted out in an adult sensible way man to man, long live Dunelm vets.[/p][/quote]Who said it was a man?[/p][/quote]Figure of speech, whose getting petty now?[/p][/quote]I was simply asking a question? studio
  • Score: 1
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