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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.

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.

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.