Part of being an equine veterinarian is being on-call for emergencies. Unique to large animal vets, on-call can be 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for the solo practitioner. After a day full of ERs, two calls in particular, left me pondering OC and all that it encompasses.
Some clients will call the vet out for minor wounds, while others seem to call for only very critical circumstances. And some, you just never know what to expect. This post is an example of the latter, a serious wound sustained in the field. GRAPHIC IMAGES ARE IN THIS POST.
Thoughts about those pursuing a career in veterinary medicine because they “don’t like people.”
There are certain patients and clients you know you’ll never forget. Some cases that almost haunt you, arising from the subconcious on a whim. Little reminders seem to be hidden in tiny corners and crevaces of every day life. This is the story of Thomas.
Like many rescues in the area,”Starfish Rescue” used to rotate through all the local vets. Almost as if going through phases. Before I eve stepped foot on the property, I was warned ahead of time. One, their bill is outstanding at over $5,000 owed. Two, overcrowding. Three, don’t be surprised if compliance is low. Four,Continue reading “When we cannot save them all, but we can save some”
Nothing will make you appreciate a skillset like the sudden loss of one. In typical Monday fashion, what could go wrong seemed to go wrong with every appointment, procedure and task of the day.