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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Vetting with the Vet

Submitted by Marcel Stieber

On a recent trip to town, we paid a visit to the local vet clinic to try and get some medications for the dogs. We first arrived at the clinic and almost left right away since it looked closed and abandoned. A lone gentlemen crouched by the entrance assured us that the clinic was open but that the doctor was just across the street at his house. Apprehensively, we strolled onto the other side and knocked at his door. A friendly looking chap came to greet us in the front yard. After a short introduction and some chatting, we asked him about some tick medication that we can give the dogs that we had gotten before from him. Sadly, the doctor was out of stock and recommended that we go to Tema (45 minutes drive...) to try and get it from a store there. We then asked about the very basic rabies shot that they _should_ be administering regularly at this Government Sponsored Veterinary Clinic. His answer? No sorry, out of stock as well, try the store in Tema!

So there the short saga ends, a visit to the Vet who has none of the medications (or willingness to procure these meds for his customers) that should be normal to give to the animals in this area. I guess it's a good thing we didn't ask the final question: what medications do you actually have in stock? The answer I'm sure would frighten us all...

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