1. Thou shalt follow the directions the veterinarian has offered and indicate thy unwillingness or inability to do so (when applicable).
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  3. Thou shalt not commit the sin of silence. Asking questions will get thee further than speechlessness.
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  5. Thou shalt research thy pet’s condition upon its discovery.
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  7. Thou shalt not call the veterinary staff with absurd questions or demands to speak to the veterinarian for no decent reason.
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  9. Thou shalt not insult other waiting room occupants (unless they deserve it).
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  11. Thou shalt inform the veterinary staff of the “messes” made by thy pet.
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  13. Thou shalt not arrive late for thy appointment (or fail to call if cancellation becomes necessary).
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  15. Thou shalt always explain thy pet’s condition quickly and accurately, free of extraneous information and consistent with thy co-owner’s.
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  17. Thou shalt honor the front desk staff with thy kindness.
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  19. Thou shalt not abscond on thy bill.

 

Feel free to add your own commandment(s) in the comments.

 

 

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