I filled him in on the entire story and told him the plan from this point forward. He asked how pissed I was about it and I told him I wasn't too upset about the original 'misdiagnosis', but I was pretty upset about what it has led to now.
Had we known it was the ICL all along, we might be in a better place today and I might not be preparing myself to spend close to $1200 on her
So as it goes in the horse world, there is plenty of gossip to be had. My farrier works closely with all of the vets at the practice I use and he was telling me a few months ago about a horse my vet was treating. This horse came up in conversation because my farrier had a large cut on his hand that this horse had given him. He was being treated for a bone chip in his knee. As it turns out, the diagnosis was incorrect and it was actually a soft tissue injury, and the horse has since been euthanized. My farrier said the horse's owner is absolutely beside herself.
Thank God Lilly's issue isn't life threatening, but it is a big deal because how we treat it can mean the difference between a sound, usable horse and another pasture ornament. I can't afford a third horse, so Lilly is all I've got.
There are 4 vets at the practice I use, and I've now used all 4 of them. One of the vets is really expensive and not really for the 'backyard horse owner', then there's the vet who is my usual vet for routine things, Dr Elaine who is Lilly's
There is another local veterinary practice that I have used in the past. I used them before moving to the barn I was at 2 barns ago. The new barn used the practice I use now so I just switched to make it easy. I could very easily go back to them.
I understand vets can make mistakes the same as doctors can, but what would it take for you to switch vets? Would it need to be something 'bigger' than what I'm dealing with, or would you only consider it if your vet was making multiple mistakes?