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We went through VSH. Lucy had Dr. Burke for oncology and Dr. Aiken for her amputation surgery. It has been so frustrating not being able to go into any of the appointments.

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lucysmom888 said
We went through VSH. Lucy had Dr. Burke for oncology and Dr. Aiken for her amputation surgery. It has been so frustrating not being able to go into any of the appointments.

  

In the UK they allow (at least at my vets) one person into each appointment (wearing masks of course) and only give appointments for non-routine matters, This seems like common sense to me, after all quite often during the examination there are questions that need answering.

What was nice with my cat is when she had her first x-rays they allowed both me and my wife into the room to talk to the vet and ask questions, which was really helpful as this was when cancer was pretty much confirmed and it really helped both of us to be there and to make it all “real” to us.  

  • "what shall be done for these innocents? I have been warned not even to raise the question of animal immortality, lest I find myself “in company with all the old maids”. I have no objection to the company" - C S Lewis (The Problem of Pain)
  • "Mr Toplady was touched by the cruelty of the scene, and exclaimed, ' Who could bear to see that sight, if there were not to be some compensation for these poor suffering animals in a future state' 'I certainly hope,' said my grandfather, ' that all the bulls will go to heaven; but do you think this will be the case with all the animal creation' 'Yes, certainly,' replied Mr Toplady, with great emphasis, ' all, all!" - Josiah Bull (recording a meeting with the great A. M. Toplady, author of "Rock of Ages" in "Memorials of the Rev. William Bull of Newport, Pagnel")
  • "Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God" Luke 12:6
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13 January 2021 - 8:34 am
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So hard when you can’t be there with your pup! smiley13

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