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Sunday, 27 November 2011 22:37

How Do I Decide If I Need To Find a Surgical Specialist?

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Your veterinary medical "team" should be made up of you, the general practice veterinarian the AVH Board certified veterinary homeopath (CVH), and a specialist when needed.


Difficult surgical cases may be best managed by a specialist. When a referral is indicated, your veterinary homeopath will discuss this process you.


The ACVS's (surgical Board) five questions to ask your vet before your pet has a surgical procedure:


  1. "How often does your vet perform this surgery?
  2. Does the surgery require special equipment and is it readily available?
  3. Does my pet's surgery require a specialist?
  4. What should I expect the outcome of the surgery to be?
  5. What follow-up care is necessary?"


And I would add a sixth and seventh questions:


  1. Which anesthetic protocol will be used?
  2. Will my pet be monitored closely by trained personnel (other than the surgeon) both during and after surgical anesthesia?

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Dr. Jeff Feinman

Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD, CVH, holds both molecular biology and veterinary degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1998 he further advanced his training and became the first Certified Veterinary Homeopath in the state of Connecticut.

Dr. Jeff is devoted to teaching both pet owners and other veterinarians about homeopathy and optimal pet care. He and his wonderful wife (and practice manager) Amy live with Chi and Tigger their adopted Rex cats and Vanya their rescued Standard Poodle.

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