Veterinary professionals tend to stick together; there's an unspoken bond between those who dedicate their lives to this profession. Who else can you vent to about awesome abscesses, challenging cases, and interesting client interactions?
However, there's also another group to keep in mind. We're talking about family members, friends from high school, friends from hobbies you may have in your (super abundant) free time. You know the ones; friends with animals that they love dearly, but when it comes to questions about their babies - they ask you first rather than going to their regular veterinarian.
In some cases that’s okay, but what happens when it’s something serious? Or what happens when they rely on solely on your advice and never go to the vet?
Here are some things we wish we could tell them: