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Lahri Echo Dilemma NEW RESPONSE FROM VET

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  • mary beth fitzpatrick
    Phewwww . . . long response from vet just arrived. Feeling relieved some. Vet apologized for not having recognized Lahri s name, saying they read a lot of
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 31, 2012
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      Phewwww . . . long response from vet just arrived. Feeling relieved some. Vet apologized for not having recognized Lahri's name, saying they "read a lot of cases," etc.

      This part I'm quoting.
      "There are many qualified specialists that read ultrasound from cardiology to abdominal to cardiac to thyroid. I have been doing this for 18 years now with hundreds of thousands of echocardiology cases in my history. It is just a part of the industry but it is not necessary to have a cardiologist to evaluate an echocardiogram as long as the specialist is qualified just like it isnt necessary for a nephrologist to examine a kidney sonogram."

      OK, I can understand that as radiologists do reports on humans all the time. What snags me is "as long as the specialist is qualified." WHAT CONSTITUTES being qualified to evaluate an echocardiogram? Just doing it for 18 years? Or does a vet need special training in the heart?

      VERY GRATEFUL the moderators did NOT give me permission to share this vet's name. He and his business may be legitimate . . . and the Board of Veterinary Practitioners might even clear up why his name is not listed as a Diplomate.

      THANKS again for hanging with me.

      mb and lahri

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