Lack of emergency vets on island is a serious problem

Editor,

Last night, our large, blue-eyed beautiful dog suddenly became very ill. Although it was only 4:15 p.m., I called our vet as well as every vet, including a mobile vet, from Oak Harbor south to please come to our home to help our boy. I even called a mobile vet in Mount Vernon. To a person, the response was either leave a voice mail or “We’re so sorry, we don’t make house calls.” Our boy died. I think it’s outrageous that there are no emergency vets on this island. They might not have been able to save Jake, but at least someone could have tried.

Mary Milligan

Coupeville

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