Laura Riley, DVM

Laura Riley, DVM, is a veterinarian who writes from her riverside cabin in Great Cacapon, W. Va.

Articles by: Laura Riley, DVM

Where Are All the Vets?

The caller is in the midst of a terrible dilemma. It is 8:30 on a rainy, November night. The weatherman is calling for the roads to freeze up. This poor woman’s horse is colicking, and her “regular” veterinarian won’t even return her phone calls.

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What the heck?! What is that sound out in the barn? The big horse Elvis is barking out enormous, intermittent coughs. Your pulse quickens–Elvis shouldn’t be sick! Good grief, he hasn’t been anywhere, hasn’t had any of his horse friends over to

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