The latest and greatest clinical options can mean big fees, so how intricate should you get?

April 3, 2019
Marc Rosenberg, VMD

Dr. Marc Rosenberg is the director of the Voorhees Veterinary Center in Voorhees, New Jersey.Growing up in a veterinary family, he was inspired to join the profession because his father was a small animal practitioner. Dr. Rosenberg has two dogs and three cats.In Dr. Rosenbergs private time, he enjoys playing basketball and swing dancing with his wifethey have danced all over the world, including New York City, Paris and Tokyo. Dr. Rosenberg has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Actors for more than 30 years. He has hosted two radio shows, a national TV show and appeared in over 30 national TV commercials, all with pet care themes.

A veterinary medical ethical issue for the 21st century.

Technical innovations, according to Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Marc Rosenberg, VMD, have found their way to veterinary medicine.

"As our colleagues in human medicine have, we have very sophisticated medical options and testing-and they can be lucrative, to tell you the truth," he says.

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That's where the dilemma comes in. Gold standard care would dictate that, within the scope of the case, all the options are explored. Of course, any recommendation must be made "in conjunction with full disclosure to the pet owner," Dr. Rosenberg says. This includes the possibility of a hefty price tag.

Watch the video for more, and see Dr. Rosenberg's pleasant impressions of how the veterinary field is tackling this.

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