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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.  

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.