I don't disagree with you on most points you make...and perhaps location and guidelines are part of the problem. I've been in Orlando, Florida my entire life, barely visited elsewhere, so my little corner is truly all I can speak to. You definitely seem dedicated. I agree the mobile vet doesn't give the care a vet would, but the sad truth is...without him, a lot of pets would simply go without any type of protection. Unfortunately, money is an issue for a lot of people. I know if one of mine came down with cancer or hip displaysia as I've seen in some of these posts (And I feel for all of them and hope all goes well) I would be completely unable to pay for the thousands of dollars for that type of care. I cannot do that for myself or my children if it came down to that. As I also said, I do adore my vet, but we also disagree on some points. She's a great lady, and discounts me when I find a litter of pups with Parvo as happened last year. She charged me cost for supplies, and I took everything home and treated them there...intravenous fluids and antibiotics to five pups...four made it. One was already too far gone. It breaks my heart, but somebody has to do it. But I also think the vaccines are overdone...my children are proof if my dogs aren't. I see you do rabies every three years. Here it is required by law to be done yearly. If you are caught without a current rabies you can be fined. So why can't it be three years? And some think it should be five years. My point is...we don't know who to believe. And the vet's say every year...I assume because that's what the law says, or their guidelines? I just wish there were more dedicated health providers for both humans and animals. And I do respect a good vet over most human doctors any day. But with doctors part of the problem is the government...and part of it is the insurance companies. My company recently changed insurance.... I told my husband no one better get sick because we can't afford it. The insurance is virtually useless. (And the old insurance wasn't fabulous by any means).
Keep doing what you do. You sound like you're on the right track.