My horse has a huge issue with the vet.
As in, if she even sees the truck, good luck getting a halter on. Good luck putting a chain over her nose if she sees one..good luck even getting her to stand still for a vet to even just say hello. I'm talking nonstop rearing.
However, today, Philly had a visit from the vet and she behaved BEAUTIFULLY. I received a text Friday night while at work, that the cut my horse had Thursday evening (which I wrapped) turned into two, she was 3 legged lame coming in from the pasture and her leg was CRAZY swollen. So, I got off at 11, made it to the barn by midnight and soaked her leg for about a half an hour with water, doctored it, etc. Wrote on her board to keep her in (weekends they go out all day) and didn't want her to injure herself further. She's the herd leader and god forbid someone step out of line..
None the less, I was concerned yesterday that it wasn't healing as well as I would like, my friend trailered over to ride and I had her look at it, and she agreed that it'd be best to call the vet, so that happened.
When he got there, I informed him that she will probably need drugged, I'm understanding and am not against it. He said he would like to at least look at her without drugging her. Hey, whatever works.
Seriously, within 10 minutes he had her foot in his hands, examining everything and goes "Well, it's not deep enough to worry about proud flesh, she just scrapped the skin off..and you really didn't need me to come out because it's healing exactly how it should for where it is, but I'm going to give you something to put on it that'll help it heal faster." The whole visit was 15 minutes.
Rather be safe than sorry..though my bank account is going to hurt when I get the bill, annnnnnnd maybe next time the vet comes, Philly will behave even better!!