Veterinary Tales – Stories from a Road Warrior
Sick animals will, on occasion, experience a drastic health rebound in the hours (or minutes) prior to a booked veterinary visit and examination. The stop-motion video “The Adventures of Lego Vet, Episode 1” pays tribute to this fairly common effect!
Like people, some animals simply do not appreciate getting their annual vaccines. Sigh, if only we could tell them how important this small inconvenience is for preventing more serious diseases, like parvovirus, rabies, Feline Leukemia virus and tetanus! In Episode 2, our intrepid veterinary avatar has a pre-vaccine show-down with a recalcitrant patient. The ensuing hi-jinks are loosely based on real-life experiences . . .
As a ‘country vet’ service, our staff frequently encounters obstacles that our companion animal colleagues simply never deal with! They definitely don’t teach you this in vet school. From creaky and uncooperative (possessed?) gates to under-wheel free-run animals, and everything in-between, Episode 3 tours you through the things that can happen before your vet actually sees your pet . . .
Ok, your pet is acting a little bit off. When does this constitute an emergency, and when should you call your veterinarian? The reality is that we each experience life, and often even the same event, in unique ways. When we embrace and accept those experiences, we gain clarity as to the truth of the situation. With luck, this allows us to more readily accept a suitable course of action! This episode ‘toys’ with the concept of differing life experiences … and the potential impact our choices may have on others.