Life is an ever-changing river that flows no matter how we feel about it. The flow brings changes and while change is the driving force of growth, evolution and discovery, often we feel discomfort when change takes places.
Over the last several years, I have really got the sense of what you and your animal friends need. Most of you look for ways to prevent disease, keep your four legged friends healthy and long living.
You also seem to enjoy a community of likeminded people who you can have an open discussion with and not worry about being looked down upon when you say no to drugs, chemotherapy, surgery, vaccines or processed food.
Aside from being your vet, I have always encouraged you to go with the voice of your heart and do what you love the most and do the best.
2 days ago, I promised to make an announcement.
Most of you know my connection with Skai, my dog and how much he means to me. He has been a tremendous teacher and so is my 20 year old cat Mina but I never understood her as well.
For 23 years, I have been working with both, cats and dogs, and as time progressed I learned I can’t be the Jack of all trades. I have realized that if I wanted to continue developing my skills and help to create an effective system for natural healing and prevention, I had to choose what I do the best and that is treating dogs.
There are many “cats only” clinics but there is only one “dog only” practice in the US and none in Canada.
Today, I would like to announce that As of today, October 3, 2011, I will be the first Dog Only veterinarian in Canada and I trust that the cat lovers will forgive me.
However, I do promise that I will continue providing the same quality holistic veterinary care to already established feline patients. The truth is some of you, my feline clients, are my dear friends and I would miss you and your cats.
My decision to take the canine direction is mainly based on the fact that cats and dogs are very different. I have been constantly faced with the issue of “not offending the dog or the cat lovers” when teaching or doing research and I didn’t like it.
So after years of working with both species, today I am “coming out” as a dog only vet with the exception of my already established feline patients.
If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me here.
Dr. Peter Dobias