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Spanish vet surgeon with home in Britain. Opinion blogs in a personal capacity only. More about me at

We are never back to normal

An adult hand representing a father against a child hand, representing parenthood.
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While we *think* we exit the restrictions, the realisation of what we are now is hitting us all like a ton of bricks. We will not be back to normal. Ever. Because we have learned things about ourselves that we cannot unlearn.

It’s been…

Or how to distract you from the real issue

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The interview of Meghan Markle with Oprah Winfrey had a ripple effect so potent that has continued to knock through layers of society for days after it was aired, at least in the UK.

The two main issues brought to public…

Last update 30/12/2020

My dog and me
A picture with my dog Luna

When Veterinary Surgeons tell their story, we often hear that they wanted to be a vet since they were in their nappies. My story is a little different because, at the age of 17, I still didn’t know what I wanted to be. …

Por fin nos ha abandonado

Naranja Orange
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No estoy seguro donde escuché por primera vez la expresión de que el individuo no deja de fumar, sino que es el tabaco el que deja al individuo. Similar sensación es la que hemos percibido muchos de los que vivimos de (que no en) este…

The year we will all remember

A sphere shape with pictures of women.
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

After spending the last few months working very hard at the practice, I slowly descended into my chilled state as Christmas approached. Eventually, I managed to relax and use those holidays to take a moment and reflect on the world that surrounds us. I…

Brexit ain’t over yet

Goodbye from Brexit
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After four and a half years, and after loads of abuse, resignations and debate, an agreement between the European Union and the UK has been reached. …

Should I?

Joan holding a vial of the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine
Credit: Joan Pons Laplana

I’m not afraid to admit that I was wrong when I wrote ‘The Obscure Endgame’ and I openly declared my scepticism about the development of a working vaccine. However, we still don’t know how effective it is, and given the large numbers included in the Pfizer trial and…

I don’t like it either, but it might be the only way.

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While in Madrid positive cases are exceeding 3,000 per 100,000 inhabitants and the country is riding a well established second wave, the British counterpart has only recently made face-coverings compulsory in public transport, shops and offices. …

Improve your Veterinary Ophthalmology with BrAVO

It has been a year since the last BrAVO conference. Back then, we had a fantastic weekend at the Marriot Forest of Arden Hotel in Birmingham, and we had a range of renowned Veterinary Ophthalmologists from all over the world delivering lectures about Ophthalmology…

Aren’t we all heroes anyway?

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I stopped writing about today’s sorrows a few weeks ago. The constant and persistent attack from everything around us persuaded me to change the way I express my emotions. I felt that we all are getting tired of these measures, tired of living in this artificial way.

Have you noticed…

Francisco M. Gómez

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