Thankyou. I had actually considered vet work previously but unfortunately while I’m good with animals I’m not so great with people. That said I am working more toward getting into the conservation and rehabilitation side of reptile/amphibian work.Wow, your thinking + writing out all of your questions is really commendable . Your dragon is in the best hands he could be in and I think that your vet could hire you to assess every beardie that comes in to the office, you are very thorough ! Hope all goes well for Spike. I think that your vet will learn from this as well.