Vet hopping / shopping

The locomoting vet (aka me!) is on the move again. Back in Perth this time, locuming for the clinic I worked for prior to the move back to Singapore. -- What seems to be consistent across countries is that of vet or clinic hopping. Clients move from clinic to clinic whenever it suits their schedule.... Continue Reading →

A “We” and not a “Me”

Back from an almost 2 weeks long hiatus as life got the better of my writing. It has been a full month since I returned to vetting, albeit now part time. Am back in the groove of consulting and seeing clients/ patients again. Today's topic discussion is that of treating the patient vs. treating the client. --... Continue Reading →

Falsehood can cause real harm.

Fake news has been the talk of the town these few weeks in Singapore. With the government reviewing its laws on the topic and how to tackle these issues.  As this author puts it "Fake news hinders people's ability to make informed decisions, potentially causing them to act on false information" Today's article is not so much... Continue Reading →

The real cost of your pet purchase.

I'm sure most people are familiar with the phrase "adopt, don't shop"- encouraging pet adoption and not purchasing from breeders/pet shops. The purpose of this article is not to discuss the ethics of pet adoption over purchasing one (I think we all innately know what we should be choosing over the other. That being said, I believe approx. 80-90% of pet... Continue Reading →

No. It isn’t our job to get bitten.

  It's not infrequent that we see animals that are aggressive (be it fear aggression, overprotectiveness towards owners, possessiveness, owner directed aggression, dog on dog aggression, food aggression, etc). I've deliberately chosen to use the word 'aggressive' because this particular word has sparked rage, discontent and defensive behaviors from clients.   I have had my fair... Continue Reading →

The art of communication.

Time has flown past this week, and I can't believe it's a Friday today. It has been an extremely eventful week where I had the privilege of speaking to a number of people from different aspects of this veterinary industry. The most important take home message I got was the importance of effective communication. -- Many young... Continue Reading →

Timing is Everything.

It is not uncommon for clients to walk into a consult and start off with "So.. this has been going on for a week/ a few weeks/ a month or even.. a few months.." In fact, I will boldly say that at least half (if not more) of the clients that I see through general practice will start... Continue Reading →

Giving more food is not giving love

Tackling the topic on obesity today. This is a growing trend we vets see all over the world. Overweight and obesity occurs for a variety of reason- it could be medical, lack of knowledge and information, breed disposition, societal view, reflection of the owner's own diet, insufficient exercise, lifestyle etc. Over the years over observation, it's... Continue Reading →

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