Others have been treated badly by their Vet------------as was I----------and chosen to report it to the Vet Board of your state or maybe city. I am sure you can find the information on line. No one should be treated like you were, it is unthinkable.
My problem was not really something I could report, and it was a new Vet to us, but he was just so COLD and in MY opinion uncaring and I had to BEG him to give Molly something to calm her down so that I could think. I knew it was her time, but I couldn't process it when she was in such distress. Granted he was new to us but still it was a given that she had no hope, due to the stroke, but it just felt wrong to me to expect any decision under the circumstances we were in. He had suggested we drive her 3 hours to a Vet school for an MRI and she was FRANTIC and suddenly blind. She was 14 so it was just her time and I accept that, just that he didn't make it any easier for us. THIS in complete contrast to the VERY PEACEFUL PASSING OF OUR 20 YEAR OLD KITTY A FEW YEARS BEFORE. So I DO know how this can and should go.
If I were in your shoes, I would report them. If they were so worried about their money, they could have taken it OUT of the drawer since it was after hours anyway. What little money was there should NOT have given them the right to treat you like the did when you had a very sick baby.
Hi beaglemomma, Thanks for your input. I think it was totally disrespectful and no one should get treated like we did. I'm just afraid if I go to the vet board to fill out a complaint they may come back to me on something. I don't know if I'm digging a deeper hole. I did call another vet and got my other dogs records transferred to the new vet. Just bad memories at there old vet and for the simple fact how we got mistreated.