The other post got me thinking... Begin a horse person who volunteers in an equine clinic, I've always considered confidentiality to be hugely important (always have to sign confidentiality waivers, even just to volunteer). Reason being (for non-horsey people), if you let something slip about trainer Y's horse X being at the clinic (it doesn't even really matter why), with the size of the horse world, it's bound to get around to the person who tries horse X next month. Which can cause prospective buyers to pause...resulting in a potential loss of sale. With the huge money at stake for racehorses and top sporthorses, that can be devastating. But working in a small animal clinic, it's completely different. Sure, some people don't like others to know about their pets' issues, and I completely respect that. But if there is no money at stake, do you believe that confidentiality is of the same importance? I've never signed a confidentiality waiver at a SA clinic. I don't mean to insinuate that equine work is of more value, or anything like that...this is just food for thought - I wanted to see what others think.