- Mar 15, 2016
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- Zürich, Switzerland
My local vet is fab - she is brilliant with the basics like hay pokes, abscesses and fungal, and because it is a small practice she always gives me an appointment when no other animals are around so I can walk straight in and there is no stress for the piggies.It's sad to read. I mean, they have the resources and know animal needs medical treatment, but it's not a dog so not worth it? I didn't realise vets won't treat pigs. I mean, you can find a vet who knows enough to treat a haypoke but you wouldn't trust him/her to do bladder surgery on your pig (and they refer you to exotic specialist). I actually thought vets wouldn't skip the chance to take in a patient and get paid for doing so.
To be honest you get a lot of oblivious people in the UK and lockdown was proof of how much the sales of animals gone up because parents wanted kids to have something to occupy them, or adults didn't think what will happen once everyone is back at work... Furlough isn't forever, but dog is...
But she also openly admits her limitations and if in doubt she calls a more experienced colleague or just tells me to take the piggies to the specialist in the first place.
She really is fantastic.