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Animal Medicines and the Law
Life as vet - what its like
Animal Medicines and the Law
As vets, we regularly get stick over animal medicines. Does my dog need that vaccine? Why did you give my cat that wormer? Isn’t there an alternative treatment with fewer side effects? These are all clinical decisions, a…
January 11, 2019 • 66 shares • 141 comments
Pet insurance should be more affordable. Here's why it's so expensive in 2018.
News and Comment
Pet insurance should be more affordable. Here's why it's so expensive in 2018.
Pet insurance has made a huge difference to many animals’ lives. The principle is simple: you pay a relatively small monthly sum to the insurance company, and if your pet is unfortunate enough to fall seriously ill or ha…
September 10, 2018 • 501 shares • 16 comments
News and Comment
BBC's Today Programme asks a profound question: how much is a dog's life worth?
Dogs and vets' fees took centre stage in the UK media yesterday when they featured on the BBC's Today programme, the most popular show on Radio 4, with over 7 million listeners every week. One of the presenters, Evan Dav…
February 6, 2016 • 5 shares
Cats
Do vets charge too much for bitch spays?
As part of my work as a "media vet", I'm a strong advocate for spaying and neutering pets as the best way to control the problem of pet overpopulation. Accidental pregnancies still account for a high number of unwanted p…
June 5, 2015 • 3 shares • 4 comments
Life as vet - what its like
Are vets more interested in the health of their patients or the money in their pockets?
I recently wrote a blog here titled "Debunking myths about “rip off" veterinary fees”, and since then, the subject of money has continued to be one of the banes of my life as a vet in practice. My aim in life is to do a…
October 3, 2014 • 1 shares • 18 comments
Life as vet - what its like
Debunking myths about "rip off veterinary fees"
"Rip-off veterinary fees" were the subject of a recent poll on a vets-only website. In answer to the question "How often does your practice receive complaints about the prices it charges?", the results were: All the time…
August 26, 2014 • 97 shares • 95 comments