Veterinary Counter Practice: A dog's lifeBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7081.0j (Published 01 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:j
- Alex M Campbell
- retired general practitioner in Argyll
Professor Jimmy Payne's account of anaesthetising a monkey for dental extractions (BMJ 1996;313:1444) reminded me of an incident over 60 years ago when I was in medical practice on a Scottish Hebridean island. A veterinary surgeon visited for a few days every few months but veterinary emergencies will not wait and the local general practitioner had to do his best to help.
One day …