Originally Posted by eilcon
Or I could sprinkle her with the "all powerful" holy water and it would force her to tell the truth!
Okay, now I'm just getting silly.
What about that gold rope that Wonderwoman uses? LOL
Actually, I agree with those who said you don't know the whole story. I could speculate on a lot of things. What if the owner had a baby and it was that or get rid of the cat?
What if the people wanted the cat PTS and the vet talked them out of it by suggesting this as an alternative to keep it alive and in a home?
Maybe the tech didn't hear the whole story and the cat had a gum disease of some kind.
There are lots of reasons, good or bad, why the vet could have done that, if he or she in fact did.
Also, if the tech was so concerned, why are they still there?
However, I have also heard that a vet is, at least in some states, required to do what an owner asks, if they cannot be talked out of it. I was told that by the woman I work with from my local rescue group when I told her I wished I had been able to go to veterinary school when I was younger, and she was pointing out some of the negative sides of being a vet, so there would have been no reason for her to make that up.
On the other hand, if that vet told you the story, I wouldn't trust the vet even more, because shouldn't those kinds of things be confidential. I would be more suspect of the tech who was breaking confidentiality and had no business telling you anything about the vet or another client. If he or she had concerns about the vet, the proper, responsible thing to do would have been to contact the local animal control agency or veterinary board.
If you've been using that vet for a long time, and trust her, you could ask her. I doubt she'd tell you, unless she explains it in a very general way, if she does at all. I would say if you trust her to be a good and humane vet, maybe you might consider trusting not only her, but your own original judgement.
The last thing you want is trouble with the vet. What if the tech loses his or her job because you've asked, and now you've got another problem to deal with.
I'd think about it a little more, or perhaps try to get more information before asking.
I've gotten in too much trouble in the past myself for saying too much too soon. LOL