Dr. Rossi’s guest this week is Dr. Kandra Jones, a veterinarian with 35 years of experience. She is also a member of the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Jones shared with us some of the changes that have occurred in veterinary Medicine over her years of practice. These include the improvements in anesthesia and in-house laboratory equipment, among others. Veterinarians now commonly use ultrasound and other diagnostic tools that heretofore were not available.
However, Dr. Jones then discussed how current economic pressures are affecting modern veterinary practice. Because many pet owners are struggling financially, they cannot afford the best that veterinary medicine offers. This led to a lively discussion between the doctors about the challenges to maintain high quality veterinary medicine despite economic upheaval. Dr. Jones finished with a pointed story about a cat you just won’t believe! You can find her at: http://www.mandarinvet.com/
Dr. Rossi also shared information from a recent article that showed that many human doctors are not aware that animals get many of the same diseases as humans, and that veterinarians have board certified specialists, as well. This reduces collaboration and cooperation between human doctors and veterinarians, thereby potentially affecting medicine for patients of both animals and humans. Dr. Rossi then presented a detailed discussion of a common disorder of ferrets, called Multiple Endocrine Disease Syndrome.
You can find more information and tips on ferrets, and many other animals, as Dr. Rossi has written based on his extensive years of practice by checking out his “WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY PET?” series of books, most available in e-book format as well as printed on Amazon.com and iTunes. And there you can find his latest, and most personal book, “All Things Cold and Slimy” in all forms, as well. Check them out, today!