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Treatment from the Vet

How is it that if you need treatment for an animal the vet is likely to treat it the same day but if I require treatment you may have to wait a week to see the doctor.
So if,
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2681270/Anger-outrageous-GP-dished-five-insulin-prescription...
can treat a cat then why can't the vet treat me ?
Please keep replies light hearted as the question is clearly not serious but some may assume it is.
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I have many different opinions on the Vets vs the GP arguement.
One thing I fail to understand is this. A vet has to be trained to understand many types of animal, how their bodies work, the differences, the different medicines they can use on certain animals etc... a GP only deals with humans. A vet has to be able to treat far more ailments than a GP does. Why then is a vet not qualified or experienced enough to provide care to people? It seems obsurd.
If you were in an emergency situation (I dunno.. trapped down a half flooded mineshaft, underground tunnel etc) with a serious life threatening injury with a vet, you needed emergency treatment and the vet treated you, would you feel happy about it? Would the vet face prosection even though they may have saved your life? Me personally, I wouldn't be bothered. If a vet is trusted to save the life of a cat, dog, horse, etc I'd trust them to save my life too.
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The vet can not ask the patient where the pain is, has the problem improved at all after treatment ... well they can try and ask I guess.
I find a GP is too reluctant to refer you to a consultant or specialist as if it is an indication of their inability to diagnose a problem if they did so.
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Our vet recommend castration to deal with aggressive male dogs. Could this be a treatment for Road Rage?
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castration in humans could be used to cure all kinds of things especially rampant breeding .....
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Painful reading today...
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vets can treat humans in emergencies but there are a few caveats to it,
one of the biggest hurdles for vets is they don't carry human compatible drugs and aren't required to achieve the same level of "clean" for animal operations to be honest though I'd rather a proper doctor who studied human physiology than someone conversant in horse/pig/sheep/cattle/cat/dog etc
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vets can treat humans in emergencies but there are a few caveats to it,

That's good to know. When A&E is busy, just go to see your local vet.
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Have you seen how much vets charge  Shocked

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My cat's registered with the local PDSA.
Maybe I should register myself also.
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I guess the main problem is that when vets get it wrong, it's not called murder  Wink
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@strat only if you believe the obtuse post from andyh
@wtf its classed as murder if they don't follow the rules (and there not that flexible) and something they did causes death, but if they refuse to provide first aid its classed as murder however they cant be held liable for anything higher than assault if they act in accordance with the rules regardless of the outcome for the patient, then again pretty much the same rules apply to the average person on the street if they do or don't stop to provide aid, and if your a trained first aider and fail to provide aid its always murder when the casualty expires ....
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<snip>... if they refuse to provide first aid its classed as murder however they cant be held liable for anything higher than assault if they act in accordance with the rules....<snip> ... if you're a trained first aider and fail to provide aid it's always murder when the casualty expires ....

Absolute nonsense!  You do, of course, have a reference for this so called 'fact'?
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Where does he dream it all up Roll eyes Roll eyes
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Quote from: nanotm
vets can treat humans in emergencies but there are a few caveats to it,
one of the biggest hurdles for vets is they don't carry human compatible drugs and aren't required to achieve the same level of "clean" for animal operations to be honest though I'd rather a proper doctor who studied human physiology than someone conversant in horse/pig/sheep/cattle/cat/dog etc

What a load of dribble! nanotm you sure do know a lot about nothing thats for sure!
Most of the medicines that have been prescribed to our cat have been for HUMANS.  As for treating humans, I've a hunch you're wrong about that too going by everything else you seem to pluck out of the air. All the stuff you come up with seems to be confabulated. Administering first aid however is NOT the same as treatment - lets be clear on that.
Murder if the casualty expires? Oh well how come people get done for manslaughter instead of murder?
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