Thursday, February 18, 2016

Dr. EHUD SELA: ETHICAL AND COMPASSIONATE VETERINARY MEDICINE.




It is essential that the decision making as regards to a patient’s well being is firmly founded in Ethical and Compassionate approach.



In my mind the role of a Veterinary Doctor is, first and utmost, to try and make the pet feel better. Quality of life is essential to all of us: humans and pets.

Yes, medicine has costs—inevitable costs—associated with it. But good communication with the owner, tailoring only the needed tests—not a blanket approach that runs every possible test available—should be practiced.

Also, it’s essential that there will be a good level of trust between the doctor and the pet’s owner, so when treatment decisions are being made, they are being made with consultation and explanation of the possible outcomes.

In conclusion: The love of pets should be the guiding light as to how a Veterinary Doctor should approach his patients.


Dr. Ehud Sela

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital

Margate, Florida.

Phone: 954-972-5900  

© Dr. Ehud Sela. No work herein may be reproduced in any way without expressed permission from the author.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

THUS SPOKE TO ME OLIVE THE PUPPY





The cycle of life in my veterinary practice is constantly visible to me.

Last month, sadly, I've had a few geriatric and middle age patients, dogs and cats, that due to illness of a severe nature, and a grave prognosis, I had to perform euthanasia for them.

Death always deeply pains me, and in my practice I give a strong battle when the angel of death shows—and alas he does make his presence known.

But life goes on. Today Olive the puppy walked into my exam room, happy: full of life.

She placed her paw in my hand looked at me with her big puppy eyes and introduced herself. She told me with her big trusting puppy eyes: Life begins and ends for all of us, accept it Doc, it’s the cycle of life; it’s the river of life.

© Dr. Ehud Sela. No work herein may be reproduced in any way without expressed permission from the author.