By Dr. Bonnie Jones, DVM
Because our veterinary hospital provides after-hours emergency care for our clients, our cell phone is monitored 24 hours daily. We are occasionally awakened at night by concerned pet parents or livestock owners whose animals don’t know the time of day. Some of these phone calls consist of giving advice and providing reassurance. Others require immediate instruction and attention.
When our emergency phone rang in the wee hours of the morning recently, I was not surprised, but my heart sank when it was my sister Cindy, a registered veterinary technician who lives near Columbus. She tearfully described how her husband had been awakened by their Border Collie alerting him that something was wrong with their cat, “Timmy.”