Elephants

Elephants

He was the first elephant we saw. He was walking down the dirt path road, because it was easier than walking through the grass. I noticed he had a limp. Hassan stopped so we could take photos. We were very close. We were headed on a safari after a week and...

World Rabies Day Award!

World Rabies Day Award!

We won!! “Did you see The Big Fix won the World Rabies Day Award?” I hadn’t seen it. I had meant to check. I knew the award was being announced on Nov 3rd or One Health Day, but I had worked, then ran to The Greenup Holiday Market before it closed at two....

Autoclave

Autoclave

When I arrived at The Big Fix Animal Hospital in Gulu, Uganda, Dr. Arnold was abnormally pleased with my arrival. Although we became friends and are keeping in touch about medical cases, Dr. Arnold was beyond pleased because I was bringing a pressure...

Pets in Uganda

Pets in Uganda

We do not know what poverty is in the United States. We went to Africa to help animals, but what I saw when well beyond the animals. I got in late at night. Ellie and Moses picked me up at the airport with my two fifty pound bags of supplies. I didn't look...

World Animal Day and Tommy

World Animal Day and Tommy

I met Tommy in Uganda. He attended the Laminafera Primary School with the students. His favorite student was a boy named William. Tommy had helped the school win the World Animal Day parade the year before when he was a wee puppy. He now lives at the...

Packing

Packing

I need to pack. I am behind schedule and starting to get a tad stressed. It would seem that my carry on bag went from Cincinnati to Michigan to Indiana to Ohio to West Virginia before arriving less than 48 hours ago. So, the nice leisurely planning and...

Cats Are Not Little Dogs

Cats Are Not Little Dogs

In veterinary medicine, we have to treat many species. There are too many variations and too many species to learn each species separately. Veterinarians are taught what the similarities or differences are so all of the knowledge can be stored to use....

Coffee

Coffee

I am in on Sunday morning supervising kennels.  Nothing is more important than the animals getting taken care of. Because I am here, I can make sure the treatments are done and everyone is okay.  I can also write my article in peace and quiet. It also...

1000 Things To Do

1000 Things To Do

After work, it seems I have a thousand things to do. During work, I am highly focused. I am seeing clients and patients. I am teaching, checking for comprehension, rewording, and re-teaching as necessary. Long ago I learned that “traveling” was not...

Duncan’s Battle With Diabetes

Duncan’s Battle With Diabetes

Duncan is a diabetic. His owners brought him in because he had lost a lot of weight and was drinking and peeing lots. We did some blood work and a urinalysis to confirm that Duncan was a diabetic, but I was certain before we got the results. Diabetes...

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