Desk Falcon

Desk Falcon

My office is a mess. It’s not actually my fault. I know what you are thinking! How could I tell? I know if you have been on a tour, there is a pile, or piles, of stuff on my desk and beside my desk waiting to be done. Now is worse than usual. It all started when...

Imprinting

Imprinting

We sent two baby owls to Louisville. Three people gave up a portion of their weekend to make it happen. They knew how important it was. Owls and some other animals spend a short period of time imprinting. This is where they figure out that whoever they are with are...

Vomiting

Vomiting

At the end of a long hard week, I think the theme of the week was vomiting dogs. While there are plenty of highlights to a busy week (Ember is healed enough to be off pain meds; Hava’s ears are much better; Cora’s misplaced testicle was found and removed; Sadie was...

Sequences for the win

Sequences for the win

Sometimes things happen that rarely would have if it wasn’t for sequences. Willow was an example of a series of sequences. Willow’s sequences started with her dad deciding he wanted to work with animals instead of humans. Rusty started an accredited veterinary...

Ember

Ember

I have a new roommate. She purrs. Actually, she has been here for almost two weeks and it is the first time that she has been in my office. The first week she spent in an oxygen cage while it was touch and go. Perhaps I should start at the beginning. I was...

Holiday Letter

Holiday Letter

Yappy Howl-I-daze!December 2019 Wow! Guardian Animal is finishing another record year! We work harder and harder to keep your pets healthy and happy. Of course, there will be emergencies and days, but we are striving to make it work. Our first two chemo patients are...

Holiday Visits

Holiday Visits

This holiday season when you go home to visit your family, don’t forget to check on the animals. Older family members may not physically or mentally be able to care for their pets. Younger family members may not be stepping up to take responsibility for the care of...

Farkle

Farkle

I first met Farkle two months ago. Farkle was in for her annuals: her vaccines and tests that we recommend every year. Farkle’s heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlicia, Anaplasmosis and stool sample were negative. The owners noticed that the skin was turning black and Farkle was...

Cystotomy

Cystotomy

Recently, we have done three cystotomies. A cystotomy is a surgery where the bladder is opened up and explored or examined. In these cases, the urinary bladder was opened to remove stones. All three were female dogs. In two dogs, I could feel the stones grating on...

Valid Client Patient Relationship Required

Valid Client Patient Relationship Required

Apologies to Dr. Seuss. I am a vet. Vet I am. I am a vet. Veterinarian-I-Am. That's Doctor-I-Am! That's Doctor-I-Am! I do not like that Doc-I-Am! Write me a health certificate, Doctor, please. Only I can’t come in for an exam. Do you like orange scrubs or stripes? I...