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The Shot-Wagon: The bottom of the veterinary barrel.

Dear Listeners, Viewers, and Readers,

Tonight I will be discussing a troubling trend I have seen spreading in the field of veterinary medicine, a paradigm of wellness veterinary care that has exploded exponentially with the tough economic reality that has gripped our country the past several years: the shot-wagon. Since this is a relatively short topic, I also plan to talk about breed specific legislation and an organized group that is poised to fight against this recent trend that they deem unfair and unsubstantiated. They are still in the process of building their website, but here is their Facebook link, with already 6000 + likes:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/473470059348352/

They are a new group that reached out to me recently. Although this evening I plan to highlight why I am strongly opposed to breed specific legislation, I do not know allot about this group at this point, so I invite you all to draw your own conclusions. I am encouraged to see that there is an organized movement to push back against breed specific legislation, so I certainly hope they turn out to be an effective, yet professional and respectful organization that reflects well on their cause.

There are 2 listener e-mail questions this to address on the air this episode. Please keep the e-mails coming, as listener participation is one of the best parts of the show. Send you questions/comments to comments@web-dvm.net.
Thanks as always, for caring about what I have to say!
Sincerely,
Roger Welton, DVM

Dr. Roger Welton is the President and chief veterinarian at Maybeck Animal Hospital in West Melbourne Florida, as well as CEO of the veterinary advice and health management website Web-DVM.net.

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