Many vets in fulltime practice can’t afford the time to leave the practice. And some vets have a ‘no house-calls’ policy.
My work as a locum vet combines my love of vet practice with that of travel. And it’s flexible. Thoughts became actions, and my ‘at-home’ pet euthanasia service, Bowwout, was born.
Bowwout’s first official client was an old German Shepherd dog who lived in Dublin. He was unable to stand, but pushed himself up as much as he could to greet me. As I stroked him he gave a sigh, and I felt the weight of his great head relax into the palm of my hand. He sighed. I lowered it gently down and he lay peacefully. The elderly couple with him wept. I quietly put him to sleep, and left. A few days later I got a lovely letter from the owner, their son, who unknown to me had been sitting at the top of the stairs all the time.