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Veterinarian’s Holiday!

Posted by on June 5, 2011

Ever wonder where a veterinarian might go on vacation? Maybe you heard about the scuba diving vet that removed the frisbee ring from¬† the shark? Well, I have something a bit more relaxing on my calender — the Canine Club Getaway in Lake George! I’m excited to be the resident veterinarian for some of the days, which means I am “on call” for any minor emergencies that occur. (Thankfully in the past getaways there has been nothing more serious than a bump or scrape). So you will likely find Prank and I lounging a bit, exploring the resort, and having some fun! I’ll also be giving an evening talk on a wholistic approach to managing arthritis, and Prank will demonstrate his therapy ball skills and other physical therapy techniques.

While we are there, I hope to catch up on some reading. A couple books have been given to me, and I am eager to get into them. The first is The New Holistic Way for Dogs and Cats.The author, Dr. Paul McCutcheon, has an interesting way of looking at the big picture when it comes to pets’ health.

The second book on my list is Ever By My Side, by Dr. Nick Trout. Dr. Trout is a British veterinarian, who is currently a staff surgeon at Boston’s Angell Memorial Veterinary Hospital.¬† He recounts some of the memorable things that happened as he grew up that led him to where he is today. One chapter and I’m a fan.

There are a few slots left at the Canine Club Getaway, contact them here if you want to join us. And please share any other vacation ideas or experiences you may have in the comments!

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