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  • Rears its Ugly Head
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    Please Bob, tell us, how many of these vets have a private practice. Jealousy of someone 's pay is no excuse to make unfounded accusations.

  • George
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Perhaps some of the animals that could have been saved were a result of the incompetence of the vets themselves. Maybe if they weren't so preoccupied drinking coffee and cracking jokes every morning at one of the local farms, turing their phones off and ignoring any incoming calls which could be a potential crisis, then maybe, just maybe they would deserve a raise. (not to point any fingers at the big guy in the picture who ironically enough looks like he was actually doing something that day... keep up the great work pal... that's the kind of stuff we need to see you doing, NOT putting your feet up for the first 7 hours of your government paid work day).

  • bob
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Maybe they should have their own bargaining group or are they lumped with everyone else mabe thats the problem

  • Dr Vet
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Bob, you may be right for some veterinarians that are located in remote areas where there really isn't a steady rate of calls, but the vet pictured in the photo in the St. John's area would be way too busy to have a second full time job. Regardless, you don't think that human physicians don't double dip a little and do extra clinics to make more coin on the government dime? You don't know much.

  • mary
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    Oh Bob, you silly thing, don't you know that 'animal' doctors often study longer than those who treat 'humans'?...after all, our animals can't talk to tell us what's wrong... now can they? So, I think that makes them 'real vets'.... And regarding pay, go to the provincial job posting site and see how much they make in comparison...there has been a 'large animal vet' shortage here for years and we have lost many anaimals as a result that could have otherwise been saved. Its about time people were hired to keep up with the demand.

  • Bob
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    I smell a raise coming up......but then again at 22% raise last year mulitplied by a vets salary , they arent doing too bad. If they want real doctors pay then they should have studied to be an MD. The whole story hasnt been told ,alot of these provincial vets have their private practise on the side and if they do a private call while being paid by the provincial government during working hours, then who is going to know. The provincial govt provides a vehicle, meals, and veterinary drugs....so I dont think we need to have a fund raiser for them just yet!!!!

  • Rears its Ugly Head
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    Wow, Bob, you know over half the provincial vets and are accusing them of some sort of fraud. Strange, I know all of them and have never heard of any such thing. Stay in hiding my friend and keep your BS accusations to yourself.

  • Bob
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    To Rears.... I only know 5 Provincial vets and all of the ones that I know have private practices..............any more questions???

  • Henry
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Maybe the Govt. should use the same recruiment practices for nurses and doctors, and then maybe they will be attacted them to the Province.

  • Rears its Ugly Head
    July 01, 2010 - 20:21

    Please Bob, tell us, how many of these vets have a private practice. Jealousy of someone 's pay is no excuse to make unfounded accusations.

  • George
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    Perhaps some of the animals that could have been saved were a result of the incompetence of the vets themselves. Maybe if they weren't so preoccupied drinking coffee and cracking jokes every morning at one of the local farms, turing their phones off and ignoring any incoming calls which could be a potential crisis, then maybe, just maybe they would deserve a raise. (not to point any fingers at the big guy in the picture who ironically enough looks like he was actually doing something that day... keep up the great work pal... that's the kind of stuff we need to see you doing, NOT putting your feet up for the first 7 hours of your government paid work day).

  • bob
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    Maybe they should have their own bargaining group or are they lumped with everyone else mabe thats the problem

  • Dr Vet
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    Bob, you may be right for some veterinarians that are located in remote areas where there really isn't a steady rate of calls, but the vet pictured in the photo in the St. John's area would be way too busy to have a second full time job. Regardless, you don't think that human physicians don't double dip a little and do extra clinics to make more coin on the government dime? You don't know much.

  • mary
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    Oh Bob, you silly thing, don't you know that 'animal' doctors often study longer than those who treat 'humans'?...after all, our animals can't talk to tell us what's wrong... now can they? So, I think that makes them 'real vets'.... And regarding pay, go to the provincial job posting site and see how much they make in comparison...there has been a 'large animal vet' shortage here for years and we have lost many anaimals as a result that could have otherwise been saved. Its about time people were hired to keep up with the demand.

  • Bob
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    I smell a raise coming up......but then again at 22% raise last year mulitplied by a vets salary , they arent doing too bad. If they want real doctors pay then they should have studied to be an MD. The whole story hasnt been told ,alot of these provincial vets have their private practise on the side and if they do a private call while being paid by the provincial government during working hours, then who is going to know. The provincial govt provides a vehicle, meals, and veterinary drugs....so I dont think we need to have a fund raiser for them just yet!!!!

  • Rears its Ugly Head
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    Wow, Bob, you know over half the provincial vets and are accusing them of some sort of fraud. Strange, I know all of them and have never heard of any such thing. Stay in hiding my friend and keep your BS accusations to yourself.

  • Bob
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    To Rears.... I only know 5 Provincial vets and all of the ones that I know have private practices..............any more questions???

  • Henry
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    Maybe the Govt. should use the same recruiment practices for nurses and doctors, and then maybe they will be attacted them to the Province.