Robert Dawson really has had his arm up the rear end of a cow, so I know he’s a real vet (and has been for 29 years). “I can remember one time I forgot my gloves and I had to do it au naturel,” he says.
He’s not doing it any more though, with or without gloves. I’m not saying the days of James Herriot – the All Creatures Great and Small author – are over, but Dawson and Vet-AI are bringing him bang up to date and adding on a virtual partner – one who doesn’t stick an arm anywhere, doesn’t even have an arm in fact, but can still provide you with a lot of useful info (a lot of it free, moreover).
Conscious as I am that every time I take my dog to the vet it’s another £70 – and that’s if he’s well – I can see a strong case for downloading the Vet-AI app Joii and getting him checked out online. Vet-AI is physically based in Leeds, but you can click on their expertise anywhere. If you’re ill, but can’t easily see a doctor, you might look up NHS online. If your dog is ill, you can now find the pet equivalent.
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