Monday, July 18, 2011

507. Giving neuter instructions by text and e-mail.

The google enables me to meet some of the interesting Y-generation I will never get to meet as there will be one of the 50 veterinary surgeries near their residences. Some 40 years ago, when I graduated, there were around 4 private practices but there was a Government Animal Infirmary doing a roaring "trade" as dog and cat owners came to consult the one or two vets employed by the Primary Production Department (now called the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority). Usually, the X or Y-generation will e-mail to me as one example shows below:


E-MAIL TO DR SING DATED JULY 12, 2011


On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 6:39 PM, ....com> wrote:

Dear Judy,

I have a one year old Yorkie that we want to neuter.

Please advise how much will the procedure be and when is the earliest time that we can bring him down.

You can reach me at (phone) if you need any further info.

Thank you.


Best regards,

Name of owner



E-MAIL REPLY FROM DR SING DATED JULY 13, 2011


Hi

Thank you for your email I am Dr Sing from toapayohvets.com

The cost of anaesthesia, surgery and post-op pain-killer and antibiotic injection is estimated to be around $150-$200 for dog breeds less than 5 kg and without surgical complications and have two descended testicles. You have a choice of 3 vets, namely myself, Dr Vanessa Lin and Dr Jason Teo.

If you want me to neuter him, please bring him down at 9.30 am from Monday to Friday. No food and water after 10 pm the evening before surgery. Phone 6254-3326 for appointment. The dog will be operated at 10 am and goes home around 12 noon or later in the day if you are not free. The dog should preferably be vaccinated within one year and in good health. Bathe the dog first and clean up his lower area.

Best wishes.



E-MAIL TO DR SING DATED JULY 12, 2011



Hi Dr Sing,

Can I book an appointment with you this coming Thurs?

I'll bring him down at 930am and pick him up later part of the day.

Look forward to your confirmation.


Best regards,

Name of owner



E-MAIL TO DR SING DATED JULY 19, 2011



Thank you for your email. Thursday 9.30 am will be OK. Will see you this Thursday.

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