Besides that, these kinds of non-emergency visits are a good way to build rapport with a different vet. The day will come when Dr. Tolley won't be available, and I'll need to use Dr. Gonzalez. Having a good relationship with him will help when it's an emergency.
Speedy will be 15 in April. While not quite a senior citizen, he's definitely knocking at the door. Since Arabians tend to be long-lived, I guess I had better start getting ready for old man issues to crop up.
Here's to good health and no more abscesses - three is more than enough.