01-21-2016, 05:20 PM
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Thanks, everyone! We did end up switching vets, who did the cast himself. Pup is doing well, although a bit bummed out by the massive cast and the crate rest. I was really not keen on a vet "referring out" for a simple cast - I understand that occasionally animals have complex surgeries that are better done by specialists - but we weren't looking at surgery at all, so I am glad we found a vet who is more comfortable practicing a wider scope of medicine.
I can't help but find it just a teensy bit funny that there is even such a thing as a veterinary "specialist."
Our new vet also noticed a mild ear infection (yeast), so we're treating for that. Our old vet's office was PISSED when we asked for a copy of the X-rays, but coming from a medical family - second opinions are the norm, and should not be taken personally.
Anyway, we sure have learned our lesson on this one. Thank you, again!