Working

Working

We are hiring. We have a dream place to work. The boss is amazing (yep, me!), there is on the job training, flexibility and we have a great team atmosphere. We make lives better! Animal lives directly and then their owners also. In short, it is a great place to work!...

Pet Aggression

Pet Aggression

I know it hasn’t really been this way, but it seems like it has been the week of aggressive animals. Every day there has been a ‘special’ dog or cat. Generally, we do very well with animals that have problems at other places. We do a lot of things to not trigger...

Torn Cruciate

Torn Cruciate

In the middle of Friday afternoon appointments, I met Bo. Bo was a small mixed breed feist sort of dog who was a little over seven years of age. The appointment said “right back leg limping and won't put much weight on it. He won’t let owner get near it.” Sure enough...

Wildlife Rehab

Wildlife Rehab

A busy Saturday morning when I was interrupted with a sealed greeting card. I could see through the envelope that it isn’t hate mail. Even though those are rare, most vets are hurt deeply and remember the few that they get. I know I do. Veterinarians are often accused...

Guardian Animal Medical Center 5K

Guardian Animal Medical Center 5K

I think everyone is starting to go a little stir crazy! Things are starting to open up, but it is clear that the world is not the way that it was. Our two teams have reintegrated, but social distancing, masks and curbside will be in our future for a while. To be...

Life Lessons From The United States Coast Guard Academy

Life Lessons From The United States Coast Guard Academy

Forty years ago this month, I walked across the stage and received my diploma from the United States Coast Guard Academy. After the ceremony, I had the cadet shoulder boards removed and replaced with the officer boards by my family and fiancé. I would be one of the...

Ground Hog

Ground Hog

There were a few bleary eyes as Albert headed to a new home today. He came from a not-great situation as a little kit already imprinted. He couldn't be released, and we became quite attached. We got permission to keep him on an educational permit, but Covid has cut...

Making Use of Essential Time

Making Use of Essential Time

I have been headed in to work later in the mornings, since we haven’t been as busy. On my drive, I try to take a moment to experience nature to counteract the daily stress.  I work to notice fragrant lilacs.  I see redbuds budding. I seek out the white and pink...

COVID-19 Part 4

COVID-19 Part 4

In 1966 Robert F. Kennedy delivered a speech that included “There is a Chinese curse which says “May he live in interesting times.”“ Like many things that we know to be true, when you look, this one isn’t quite true. There is no evidence that this saying came from a...

Surviving and Quotes

Surviving and Quotes

We just finished up a rather hectic day. Before COVID 19, we were well staffed and cross training was progressing. We were lean and thinking about hiring another employee, but were holding off with the rumblings of coronavirus. “Americans will always do the right...