My sister sent this to me by email. Just sharing:
Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement.
The first patient is examined within the hour, gets X-rays the same day, and has a time booked for surgery the following week.
The second sees his family doctor after waiting three weeks for an appointment, then waits eight weeks to see a specialist, then gets an X-ray that isn't reviewed for another week, and finally has his surgery scheduled for a month from then.
Why the different treatment for the two patients?
The first patient is a Golden Retriever.
The second is a senior citizen.
Next time I get sick, take me to a vet.