Last Sunday morning as we were getting ready for church, our 5-month old Cairn puppy, Scout, pulled up lame. For us, the alarm bells went off. Our previous Cairn had two ACL surgeries, and Scout’s symptoms looked all too familiar. We contacted the Small Animal Emergency Room at the NC State University Vet School to have him evaluated, fearing the worst.
What happened next is something every human doctor or resident should experience. From the reception, to the vet students and vets, everyone exuded confidence, compassion, and cheerfulness that puts human healthcare providers to shame. They listened, and then explained the diagnosis in detail. The vet even emailed Scout’s discharge papers Sunday evening at 8:30pm, wishing him well and asking to be kept informed of his progress.
Thankfully, it was a pull or strain, not an ACL. So with a little rest, Scout should be back to normal today or tomorrow.
Our experience with the NCSU Vet School gives me hope. Parts of the U.S. healthcare system are phenomenal, but it’s how it all comes together that is lacking. Look no further than pet healthcare for a model that works. At least that’s what Scout and I say.
Never, ever thought I’d post such a comment, but here goes. Found this wonderful bag of tips on Popular Mechanics’ website. Go here for the full story: http://bit.ly/i0Oo79
“Your tools are an investment, and you need to protect them from damaging elements, especially moisture. Keep tools in your toolbox rust free by storing a few pieces of blackboard chalk in each compartment that contains metal tools or other hardware.”
Blackboard chalk?? Never would have considered that one.
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Not only do I have more space, I know where things are. And it’s safe. Everything is backed-up on two external hard drives. Kinda like wearing a belt and suspenders.
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