Letters: And nothing but the truth
I want to compliment you on Veterinary Medicine Digital—a great addition to the electronic world of veterinary medicine. [To peruse Veterinary Medicine Digital, visit http://www.vetmedpub.com/.] Also, it was a real pleasure to read Dr. Miller's column in the April issue on admitting our mistakes ("Mind Over Miller: To confess mistakes or not, that is the question"). His observations on the late Dr. Ralph Reese reflect what I learned at Double R Veterinary Center as a young high school kid with an interest in veterinary medicine. I subsequently graduated from the University of California-Davis and spent seven months working as a veterinarian with Dr. Reese and Dr. Richard LaRue before returning to the university. I currently work for the Idaho State Board of Veterinary Medicine investigating complaints, and I echo Dr. Miller's observation on why most complaints are filed when honest errors or mistakes occur in our practice of veterinary medicine.
Barry L. Rathfon, DVM