Originally Posted by loraandjeff
BanaBanuFerry, Yosemite is absolutely right! REPORT THEM!! If what you are telling us is the entire story (and I'm not saying it isn't)....They are not ALLOWED to refuse medical treatment to an animal in need of treatment REGARDLESS of whether kitty has had shots or not. And by "report them", I mean file a complaint!
I would initially suggest you attend the clinic in person, but with 1 or 2 witnesses with you, if they still refuse to treat your cat then demand that their reasons for refusal be put in writing. If s/he refuses (which they most likely will since they know they CAN'T do that), you have your witnesses with you to corroborate what was said. Then file your complaint with the Veterinarian licensing society of Ontario (I didn't google so I don't know the exact name of your regulatory body there).
These complaints are diligently reviewed by the licensing authority and they, and only they, can "force" them to look at your cat. This is sooooo totally against the ethical boundaries it isn't funny! I know exactly where Timmins is, would've loved to have grown up with Shania (*grin*), but being in the sticks does not excuse this!
Unfortunately, the complaints process takes time, and that is something your kitty doesn't have. If they again refuse after the above attendance at their office, then please take her to the next city, record your expenses incurred to do so, retain all receipts including vet bills, and WHEN your complaint is ruled in your favor - file a small claims action (normally $25) to get this back.
Only when we start sticking up for ourselves, and our animals, will society change. Some may think a small claims action is frivolous, but it will certainly teach that vet a thing or two - in addition to the vet society sanctions.