Don’t knock vets – we’re doing a tough job under difficult conditions | Letter

Veterinary care is expensive to provide and vets are under more pressure than ever before, says Kate Platt in response to an article by Adrian Chiles

It was with some dismay that my husband and I (both vets) read Adrian Chiles’s article (What have I learned after three years of dog ownership? Beware of the vet bills, 15 November). As a practising vet for 25 years, I have never encountered a colleague who does not have the best interests of their patient first and foremost. We are trained to offer a variety of treatments at varying costs. Sadly, we do not have a crystal ball to know which dog will respond to the most basic remedies and which will require more extensive investigations and treatment.

We ensure clients are fully aware of the options available and are able to make an informed decision as to which course of treatment they would like to pursue.

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