The digital age vet must be friend, philosopher, guide and medical professional. We hold veterinarians to unreal standards with little or no regard for their mental or physical wellbeing. Yes, your ‘fur baby’ deserves the best medical care, but it is prudent to remember that families, farms and communities have owned and lived along side dogs, cats, cows and myriad other domestic animals for centuries. Companion animal care did not begin with Facebook and Instagram. It did however transform.
Pets are emotional support crutches, they are companion, carer and confidant in the uncharted choppy waters we find ourselves.