The 'Virtual Vet': Will Telemedicine Revolutionise our Approach to Pet Healthcare?

The 'Virtual Vet':  Will Telemedicine Revolutionise our Approach to Pet Healthcare?

This week I received an email that had a picture of a dog’s foot attached.  The sutures I placed in the cut footpad three days previously were holding nicely and the wound was healing well.  Relief ensued. Then I read the accompanying message – ‘Looking great.  Happy here. Do we really need to come back in for the check up?’.  And with these simple words, my heart sank.

Forget Crufts, let's Talk about 'Scruffts'...

Forget Crufts, let's Talk about 'Scruffts'...

Spring has finally arrived! This is my favourite time of year. It’s the time that I really appreciate spending time with Oliver, my one eyed Labrador. There is a certain excitement in the air – it feels like there are new pastures to explore, new beaches to find and new adventures to have.  

Claws and Clay: Mastering The Art Of Veterinary Science.

Growing up as a child, I was surrounded by animals and art, the two running harmoniously together. Eventually I had to choose. I played it safe. I followed the defined career path to become a veterinary surgeon.

I'm 'bowled over'! Dog owners go 'barking mad' for my personalised dog bowls

When I was training as a vet, towards the end of the five year course, the sheer volume of information seemed so overwhelming.  I can remember at the time feeling exasperated and looked to my mentor who said 'don't worry, it will all just suddenly fall into place'..... and he was right.

WHY EVERY VET SHOULD LISTEN TO THEIR DOCTOR...

WHY EVERY VET SHOULD LISTEN TO THEIR DOCTOR...

My name is James Greenwood and I am a vet. I initially turned a blind eye to the plight of our junior doctors.  Then reports of disillusionment, emigration and even suicide started to follow.  For two professions that historically share a friendly rivalry, I fear we have found some unsavoury common ground. I will attempt to shed light.

'Oil' i wanna do is have some fun…...

'Oil' i wanna do is have some fun…...

Shery Crow…….the greatest. End of. Why start with that I hear you cry? Well…..when I paint, make or cook, music is the one thing that stays constant.  And it has to be loud! And, usually, it starts with a Sheryl Crow album!

Make mine a Mojito...

Make mine a Mojito...

January is coming to an end and that can only mean one thing, those dried up drinkers can get supping again!! Welcome yourself back into your happy place with my Mojito granita…. It could not be easier, there's no mess and you don't need to find an endless source of crushed ice! So here it is...