|Posted by petemergencyclinic on October 12, 2014 at 3:35 PM|
Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,
This week, I am out of town attending annual recurrent aviation training, and the thought occurred to me that professional aviation and medicine have many similarities.
This seems to be even more true for emergency medicine. For example, both doctors and pilots are responsible for others' lives, perform complex procedures with high levels of precision, and have to follow exact prescribed procedures to get life-threatening situations handled. Most importantly, both have to exercise judgement in sometimes bending those exact procedures when it is necessary due to whatever unusual circumstances occur.
It is that required judgement that makes having robots as doctors or pilots extremely unlikely. When that "simple" surgery goes wrong, or when that crazy emergency in the airplane occurs, you really need the greatest computer ever made, the human mind, on the job. A cookbook probably will NOT work.
Both doctors and pilots are usually passionate about their professions, and take great pride in their ability to proficiently do their jobs and help others.
So, it is good to know that your professional veterinarian has those desirable skills mentioned above. And if your pet needs help out of hours, your PetER veterinarian has years of professional experience and can exercise that wonderful attribute, judgement, that separates man from robot.
When your pet has a problem after hours that the book does not necessarily address, it is good to know that these professionals are there ready to help.
337-562-0400 nights, weekends, and holidays.
You CAN do something about pet illness.
That is all.
Dr. John Emerson, Pet Emergency Clinic