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Receptionist: Hello, how may I help you?
Person: Yeah, I’m in Bangkok and I need to do a favor for a friend.
Person: So, my friend has a cat and he has a mass on his leg. I want to e-mail you some pictures, pay a consultation fee and have the doctor tell us what they think it is and what we should do.
Receptionist: And the cat is a client of ours?
Person (irritated): Uh no, he’s here in Bangkok. But I’ve come in to see you once for a rabies vaccination a few years ago.
Receptionist: I’m pretty sure we can’t do that.
Person: Can I speak to an office manager?
(person sits on the phone on hold, presumably from Bangkok, while the receptionist tracks down the office manager and explains the situation.)
Person: I don’t see what’s so complicated about this. You haven’t even asked the doctor, have you? Can’t you just give me the doctor’s e-mail and I will explain it to them?
OM: No, I’m afraid I can’t do that. It just….it just violates a lot of laws to practice medicine that way.
Person: This is ridiculous. I’m not asking them to do anything, just make a diagnosis. Just tell me the e-mail.
OM: Don’t they have veterinarians in Bangkok?
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