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Why pet owners should not pressure their veterinarian to cut corners

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Roger L Welton DVM

Roger L Welton DVM


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Cost of medical diagnostics and services often present an obstacle for pet owners to elect the best possible treatments and surgery for their pets.  This commonly results in clients asking veterinarians to eliminate certain recommended ancillary diagnostics or treatments for a given treatment protocol or surgery – in essence cut corners - in order to save cost.

Dr. Roger discusses why pet owners should not do this, and takes examples from his own experience, the possible tragic consequences when, with the best of intentions, vets agree to do this.  

Dr. Roger Welton is a practicing veterinarian and media personality, owner of two veterinary clinics located in the Florida Space Coast, and author of the book, The Man In The White Coat.  Dr. Roger selects listener emails to be addressed on the air, so if interested in having your voice heard on the podcast, email comments or questions to  For more content from Dr. Roger visit his blogs at and