Empathy

Empathy

At East Devon Riding Academy, one of the skills we like to develop in riders is empathy. The ability to understand and share the feelings…
A life on the road

A life on the road

Somewhere back in the 70s the cost of a visit by a vet was so cheap that I was kept busy, between surgery times, careering…
Managing a practice

Managing a practice

I have never understood the doctors’ complaint that running a practice is a burden because compared to running a veterinary practice, it is a doddle.…
Decisions, decisions

Decisions, decisions

Whenever I hear of a medical profession’s so-called “Never Event”, I feel great sympathy, because in the nature of things every day brings so many…
Animal Antics

Animal Antics

A farmer client told me this tale of one of his cows. One morning, sitting at breakfast, their peace was shattered by the bawling of a…
My Pheasants

My Pheasants

I call them my Pheasants, but of course they don't belong to me.  In reality they have taken over me and my garden.  In the…
Yarcombe Terrier Racing

Yarcombe Terrier Racing

Forget the Olympics - this has to be The Greatest Show on Earth! When it comes to summer fun, this great event sums up all…
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