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.
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.