Personal journey of Guthrie vet takes her back to grassroots of veterinary medicine.
This past year I have been plagued with chronic migraines that have led me to many different doctor’s offices for diagnosis and treatment. Not only has this journey taught me to be a more compassionate and caring person but it has also taught me the importance of communication between doctor and patient.
While flipping through a veterinary magazine I came across some statistics that shocked me about my own clients. In a recent pet owner survey, only 57% of pet owners believe that their veterinarian communicates in a manner they understand. Only 44% of pet owners agree that their veterinarian clearly explained why their pet should be seen again. I’m almost embarrassed to say that many pet owners often leave appointments without even realizing a physical exam even took place.
This is a journey through a series of blogs that will walk you through the steps of vising a veterinarian for annual vaccines. Why, preventative medicine? Preventative medicine is the backbone to a healthy, longer living pet. It allows a Guthrie vet to detect any hidden illnesses which could otherwise go untreated and have serious consequences. In this series I will discuss 5 key steps that will lead you and your pet toward a healthy, happier lifestyle.
- Physical Exam
- Preventative medication
I’m looking forward to guiding you through this important part of veterinary medicine. Check back next week for the next portion of the preventative medicine series where I will discuss why we ask all those annoying questions before the exam.
BTW, if you haven’t been to see this Guthrie vet, call us to set up an appointment so we can be sure everything is A-OK!
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Dr. Anna was born and raised in Guthrie, Oklahoma. As a teenager, Dr. Anna found her beloved pet dead on the side of the road left to die without any help. That was the moment she decided to become a vet and vowed to help other people and their pets. After a few years of practicing in New Hampshire, Dr. Anna became homesick and decided to return to Guthrie to be with her parents and five other siblings. Family and friends are a major part of our lives which is why we treat our clients as family. Dr. Anna and her husband do not have children but our very proud pet parents and therefore, treat every four legged friend as part of the family.
photo credit: Manoj Kengudelu