We Need to Talk

We Need to Talk

We need to talk. Nobody ever likes to hear an conversation that starts with that phrase, but sometimes we really do need to talk. Veterinary medicine is changing. It started several years ago. Sophia Yin was a brilliant veterinarian. She spoke at many conferences...

Long Day at the E.R.

Long Day at the E.R.

I got caught by a stoplight so I was parking as my shift began Sunday morning. I was in the building by 8:02AM. The doctor I was relieving seemed happy to seem me. She quickly went through the cases. She had done two enterotomies (for a gunshot and a eaten towel), had...

Technology

Technology

COVID 19 has certainly changed our world. Things that we used to take for granted are now different. Simple things, like moving animals through the hospital or communicating with clients are now more difficult. But through all of this, I have had the knowledge that...

Stress Relief

Stress Relief

Sometimes it feels like it still should be May. Sometimes it feels like it should be 2021 or maybe 2022. Even practiced introverts like me are starting to feel the stress of social distancing, uncomfortable masks and this parking lot thing we have called curbside...

Circle of Life

Circle of Life

COVID 19 has probably changed the rest of our lives. Everyone who is alive now will change in some way. While I am quick to point out the ways these changes have not been ideal (just ask my best friend), not everything that is COVID 19 related has been bad. I must...

Special Patients

Special Patients

It had been a rough week! In addition to the COVID inefficiencies and the rising temperatures of the weather and clients, I had to put two of my favorite patients to sleep. While I love all animals, I don’t think there is any question that Labrador Retrievers are near...

How to Spend More at the Vet

How to Spend More at the Vet

I’m getting a late start to my article writing this Saturday afternoon because we had an emergency come in after we closed. While some of us finished up the end of the day procedures, four staff members and I stayed and worked with the emergency patient for almost two...

COVID Week 7041

COVID Week 7041

I think we are entering our 14th or 15th week of curbside service in this COVID 19 period. I thought it would be interesting to see where we are now. Curbside service is harder for us, there is no question about that! In pre-COVID days, you would call or text for an...

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...