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Old 02-25-2009, 02:02 AM   #1
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I was behind a "Pet Ambulance" on my way home today. Some veternarian or animal hospital company bought an actual (former) ambulance (from auction I imagine) and put Pet Ambulance stickers on it. Professionally mind you, even said it backwards on the hood.

Not that I'm against helping animals, but rather people abusing power. Do I actually have to pull over for this? Even if the lights do still work?
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:12 AM   #2
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Pets have emergencies too
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:14 AM   #3
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i have seen it too a few weeks ago and i copy the phone number on that car just in case or emergency
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:26 AM   #4
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can somebody give me that number?
it would be handy to have just in case.
thanks in advance
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:30 AM   #5
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found the info:

http://www.bowenvet.com/site/view/81...nid=ut7fx9sldr

Tel 604 984-7395, pager 604 643-9608
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:35 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info. I don't want to ever call that number, but, just in case.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:43 AM   #7
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coulda used it last night...
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:33 AM   #8
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There's a 24 hrs clinic on Oak street. We had to drive my dog there once at night...

It is definitely a good idea, but I can probably get my dog to the hospital faster then they could
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:34 AM   #9
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^That's what I was thinking... Most pets around here are small enough that you can safely/easily transport them yourself to a vet
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:36 AM   #10
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found the info:

http://www.bowenvet.com/site/view/81...nid=ut7fx9sldr

Tel 604 984-7395, pager 604 643-9608
You of course realize that this is on Bowen island right?

QFP, this should be interesting.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:00 AM   #11
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There's a 24 hrs clinic on Oak street. We had to drive my dog there once at night...

It is definitely a good idea, but I can probably get my dog to the hospital faster then they could
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^That's what I was thinking... Most pets around here are small enough that you can safely/easily transport them yourself to a vet
but maybe they will need medication immediately so good to have the number around, just in case.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:47 PM   #12
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but maybe they will need medication immediately so good to have the number around, just in case.
I can't think of any instance where a pet will require immediate medication sort of being poisoned (unlikely) or bitten by snake (we do have poisonous snakes in souther BC, but they aren't very common) or stung by some insect.

Either way it will still be faster to just take your pet in yourself since they are not real emergency vehicles and will have to obey the traffic rules. Not to mention the service is most likely not free unless you bought pet insurance/medical plan and sending your pet into the emergency room is very expensive.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:53 PM   #13
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but maybe they will need medication immediately so good to have the number around, just in case.
You could probably get your pet to a Vet (who'd have proper supplies) a fair bit faster then paging their pet ambulance service, getting a call back, explaining what's wrong, giving your address, waiting for them to show up and THEN driving your pet to an animal hospital....
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:19 PM   #14
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I was behind a "Pet Ambulance" on my way home today. Some veternarian or animal hospital company bought an actual (former) ambulance (from auction I imagine) and put Pet Ambulance stickers on it. Professionally mind you, even said it backwards on the hood.

Not that I'm against helping animals, but rather people abusing power. Do I actually have to pull over for this? Even if the lights do still work?
It's probably more of a gimmick/advertisement for the pet hospital.

So are they going to be pulled over by the PoPo for having red flashing lights on it?

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Old 02-25-2009, 02:53 PM   #15
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or if your pet gets attacked by a skunk

theres alot of them around town, and its dangerous if they spray your dog in the face... from what i heard, they start bleeding from their nose and eyes
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:22 PM   #16
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^^ my dog got skunked in the face, but he didn't bleed or anything. just made the house stink for quite a while.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:39 PM   #17
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^^ Yeah they won't make your dog bleed through their facial orifices Just stink real bad for a while.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:40 PM   #18
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remember, not everyone has a car, so this is a pretty awesome service to have as a Vet.

you don't have to get out of the way, but would you not just to spite the animal?
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:32 PM   #19
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Also what about horse's, sheep, pigs goat's some people classify them as there pets as well! SO you going to through a goat in the back of your Suby, That's sick?
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:06 PM   #20
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seems stupid to me...last time i checked there's plenty of vets that do house calls....

instead of being normal human and rolling around in a car we got some self-righteous mofo's riding around in a big ass truck making me think a human being is in dangeerrrrr....also obstructing my views, polluting my environment (rofl @ environment)....and taking up too many parking spots


in conclusion i vote no
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:28 PM   #21
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You of course realize that this is on Bowen island right?

QFP, this should be interesting.
the ambulance is in northvan.
don't know why, but that's what it says

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or if your pet gets attacked by a skunk

theres alot of them around town, and its dangerous if they spray your dog in the face... from what i heard, they start bleeding from their nose and eyes
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^^ my dog got skunked in the face, but he didn't bleed or anything. just made the house stink for quite a while.
yeah, my dog got sprayed by a skunk before, no bleeding, but not pleasant.
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:24 PM   #22
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seems stupid to me...last time i checked there's plenty of vets that do house calls....

When did you last check? (No, I am not trying to be a dick, I am serious. I remember it being a real issue that there was shortage of vets to do house calls for large animals b/c so many vets were making more money in the small animal business).


If i had a cow or a horse I would call the woofbulance to see their reaction.

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Old 02-25-2009, 11:29 PM   #23
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Also what about horse's, sheep, pigs goat's some people classify them as there pets as well!
Would you take those animals to a local animal hospital? No. Would you call a vet to come to your farm? Yes.
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