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Second Opinion: Wake-up Call


“Thanks for your help,” said the resident. “Next time. I won’t have to call.” And that’s when it hit me: I wouldn’t want to miss this feeling for the world.

“Call me anyway,” I said as I got ready to leave. “Remember, no two spinal fractures are ever quite the same.”



This article first appeared in The Bark,
Issue 68: Jan/Feb 2012
Nick Trout is a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons and a staff surgeon at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. facebook.com/DrNickTrout

Photo by Ellen Soohoo

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Submitted by Jean | February 23 2012 |

Thanks for a well written view on veterinary medicine. It is reassuring to know that as we, the dog/animal's owner wait for an outcome, professionals are doing their best in the back.

Submitted by Anonymous | April 28 2012 |

how did Hunter recover? Was he able to regain the use of his legs and walk?

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