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Hi, my cat went for her booster vaccination today and it came out the other side of her skin. The vet is very nervous and he's made a mistake every time I've seen him with my other cats. The needle and fluid went straight through and he didn't notice. I had to point it out to him and he said 'oh that's weird, I'll give her another shot'. He rubbed the area and the fluid dissipated into her fur. He was very shaky and he dropped the second vial and nearly spilled it. Then he put the second lot in. When he relaxed her skin, I noticed a second lot of fluid on her fur. I waited for him to mention it, as he was looking more carefully this time so I assumed he saw it. But he said 'all done'. And I just froze. I couldn't bring myself to mention it the second time. Social anxiety got the better of me. I felt embarrassed for him and I didn't want to look horrible. I also thought maybe it was the same fluid from the first time somehow. I doubted myself. So I left and realised there was no way it was the same fluid from the first mistake. I emailed them and told them I didn't have the guts to correct him again. He argued that he had done it correctly the second time and got very defensive. The client care advisor said she had to believe him over me. I've been so upset over the whole ordeal. He then agreed to let my cat have a third jab in a few days, but a different nurse will be doing it. Does this mistake happen often? Could it be a problem with my cat's skin? Is there any way the second lot of fluid could have come out of the first hole he made?