Click here to learn more.
I have a secret to share. Veterinarians and veterinary technicians talk about medicine constantly. We talk medicine at work, happy hour, the gym and the dinner table (much to the dismay of any weak-stomached diners who overhear us). Usually, our immersion in the medical world is a good thing. It helps us stay on top of our game, and knowing the lingo means we can explain ourselves more clearly to our colleagues.
However, this comfort with medicine does have drawbacks. For example, we sometimes forget that other people (some might say "normal people") are not veterinarians or veterinary technicians. We fall into our medical speak, and we fail to get information across clearly when it matters most.
If your veterinarian or veterinary technician does not explain something to your satisfaction, then please speak up. Ask as many questions as it takes to get a clear understanding of what is being recommended and why. Your pet's health is worth it.
More videos on Vetstreet.com:
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Thank you for subscribing to Petwire. Look for the latest newsletter each Wednesday.
Firefighters saved Ashley the Lab from a
fire in her home and resuscitated her
using a pet oxygen mask.
We asked trainer Bill Berloni how he
prepared a 6-year-old rescue pup for her
debut role as Sandy in the Annie…
Think big dogs are more aggressive? Or
that they can’t live in apartments? We’re
here to dispel these…
While it’s likely to unleash a feline frenzy,
giving your cat too much of the ‘nip is not
something you need to…
From the water-loving Portuguese Water
Dog to the fetch-obsessed Labrador
Retriever, these breeds love to have fun.
In his home country of Thailand, the intelligent and attention-loving Korat is a living symbol of luck and prosperity.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.