Anthony S. Johnson is a veterinary professional based currently out of Plainfield, Illinois. With decades of experience in the field, he currently serves as a Medical Director for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), an innovative platform that connects veterinarians around the world, allowing for the valuable exchange of specialized knowledge and skills.
From companionship to emotional support, pets play a vital role in our everyday lives. And while it may be difficult to distinguish between normal and abnormal behaviors, it is important to pay close attention to potential warning signs that your pet may require medical assistance.
According to the VIN Foundation, the average cost of four years of veterinary school in the U.S. is around $200,000 for in-state students, and $275,000 for out-of-state students. Not surprisingly, most new veterinarians start their career saddled with severe debt that can take decades to eliminate.
In order to protect staff, patients, and animal owners from the novel coronavirus, many veterinary clinics and emergency centers are limiting in-person assessments to critical cases only. Social distancing within clinics can be difficult, especially when a beloved pet is unwell.