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03-27-2002, 08:02 AM
Thought this would fit nicely in Pet General!

Charging Your Patients

A man holding a parrot came running and screaming into
a veterinarian's office. The vet immediately brought
him into an examining room and carefully examined the
parrot, and then said to the man, "I'm sorry, but this
bird is dead."

The man began to cry, "No! No! That can't be true! I
want another opinion."

The vet thought a second, then said, "Okay," and left
for the back office. He returned with a black Labrador
retriever. The black Lab sniffed the bird and finally
gave a low "woof" sound and looked up at the vet. The
vet said to the man, "The dog thinks that the bird is
dead too."

The man said, "I don't believe it! I want another opinion!"

The vet then left with the black Lab and came back with
a cat. He placed the cat on the examination table and
the cat walked over to the bird and sniffed and nudged
the bird again and again. Finally the cat shrugged its
shoulders and walked away from the bird.

The vet said, "The cat thinks it's dead too."

The man sighed and said, "I guess you're right. How
much do I owe you?"

The vet said, "That will be $2,000 please."

The horrified man said, "Two thousand bucks! Just to
tell me my bird is dead? That's ridiculous! That's

The vet then said, "Well, I was going to charge you just
fifty bucks, but then I had to include the Lab fees
and the Cat scan!"

03-27-2002, 09:42 AM
LOL, that's great. :D

03-27-2002, 12:34 PM
Oh lord that is funny!!!! I'm going to pass this one along to my vet...sometimes I think that they think I'm made of money!!! :rolleyes:

03-27-2002, 02:22 PM