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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.