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Opinion Column by Menckens Ghost
Dogs Have Better Medical Care than Humans
April 5, 2018
By Mencken's Ghost
When my wife and I recently moved to Tucson from Phoenix, we had to find a new family doctor. Then, shortly after the move, we got a new puppy—which we named Cato—and had to find a veterinarian.
There was a marked contrast between the two experiences.
In short, it's better to be a dog in America, at least in terms of medical care.
There are four veterinary clinics within two miles of our house. Choosing among them was quite different from choosing a doctor.
As a first step, we dropped in without an appointment at the veterinary clinics and spoke with whomever was at the front desk. We asked how many veterinarians were in the practice, how much experience they had with Cato's breed, and what their prices were for shots, neutering, and other servic
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