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View Poll Results: Security Cameras In Veterinary Exam Rooms?
Approve and not bothered by it 31 81.58%
Object but won't go elsewhere 4 10.53%
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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-07-2011, 03:05 PM
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I am part of a small practice-just myself and one other vet (the boss). I would not be happy at all if it were being used to spy on me to see if I were doing my job correctly, but wouldn't mind a bit were I the client taking my dog to the specialist or whatever. I wish we had a camera at the front desk. We don't have cameras in our exam room, but we do have peepholes in the doors so we can check on paperwork progress without disturbing the client or to check to see if a room is occupied.

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I do not mind cameras being around, even in Vets offices. In this day in age I can understand the need for them.
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My friend's husband is a vet with two offices. His car, and both clinics have been broken into multiple times and drugs have been stolen. One of the scariest things is that somebody stole some of the drug used to put animals to sleep - I forget the name of it. Just imagine what happens with that in the wrong hands!

In this day, people that are addicted to drugs do some awful things to get their drugs - think of all the oxycontin robberies. I also have heard druggies that have stolen prescription pads and written their own scripts. This all happened in a small town I used to live in - and it rarely makes the news.

I would think that the cameras are there so the employees themselves don't steal the drugs, or that somebody can't hold a tech or vet at gunpoint in the exam room for drugs, or maybe even for lawsuits in a case where something was done that should not have been done.

Cameras are everywhere now - just a way of life - but I have no problem with them being in the vets.
I can see cameras in the areas where the vets, techs, nurses and staff work to guard against drug thefts. That's a sad state of life these days. Veterinarians can get their licenses yanked if someone uses a prescription pad for illegal purposes. The clinic we use keeps prescription pads under lock and key and the vet must go elsewhere to fill it out. I think that's wise--that's what happens with regular human medical practices. I actually did some disciplinary records checked of all the vets in my area of town and the vet with a nearby clinic was disciplined for illegal use of a prescription pad.

I also thought about the litigation and malpractice issue for veterinarians and the cameras are a good thing to help that, if they record sound as well. I don't know about sound for these cameras. I will ask. I wish they would post a policy about the cameras in the exam rooms so we knew exactly why they are there.

I've been in the reception area when some aggressive and abusive owners come in and rip new ones to some of the poor unsuspecting reception staff members for one thing or another--and cameras would be helpful there.

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I am part of a small practice-just myself and one other vet (the boss). I would not be happy at all if it were being used to spy on me to see if I were doing my job correctly, but wouldn't mind a bit were I the client taking my dog to the specialist or whatever. I wish we had a camera at the front desk. We don't have cameras in our exam room, but we do have peepholes in the doors so we can check on paperwork progress without disturbing the client or to check to see if a room is occupied.
Oh, so that is what the peep holes are for.

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I can see having a camera covering the front desk (in case of robbery, vandalism, etc.). What purpose would a camera in the examination rooms serve? They don't keep drugs in the exam rooms, so "cheaper insurance" wouldn't be a result.
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Camera could also be a way of protecting a vet against accusations of harassment/mistreatment from clients. Vets and vet techs often work alone and behind closed doors. Cameras would indeed serve to control insurance costs.

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I can see having a camera covering the front desk (in case of robbery, vandalism, etc.). What purpose would a camera in the examination rooms serve? They don't keep drugs in the exam rooms, so "cheaper insurance" wouldn't be a result.

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One thing that did cross my mind for the camera's is also for the vets protection. There are some horrible women out there who wouldn't think a minute about saying that a vet did something inappropriate or suggested something in leau of payment.

Also say something happens to your furbaby, you find out something could have been done about, you claim the vet never told you, or did anything, he said he did. The camera's add legitimacy and truth in those extreme cases.

Would I care if my vet had camera's? nope not a bit. also, i've never heard of such big brother practices- then again i'm from Canada in a smallerish town and use the same vet so I wouldn't know
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I would have no issue with it if it was used for good.....owner protection, vet protection, etc.

I have an issue with it if it is used to discipline a vet because they should have sold more of X or they should not have written the script and they should have sold the client their pills, etc.
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I would have no issue with it if it was used for good.....owner protection, vet protection, etc.

I have an issue with it if it is used to discipline a vet because they should have sold more of X or they should not have written the script and they should have sold the client their pills, etc.

Belle's Mom, you know which clinic this is and you succinctly wrote exactly what is bothering me the most about these cameras. I just couldn't verbalize it. Thanks.
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Belle's Mom, you know which clinic this is and you succinctly wrote exactly what is bothering me the most about these cameras. I just couldn't verbalize it. Thanks.
Oh wow... now I get it it. Vets should not be treated as "sales people".

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