The Greatest COVID Loss No One is Talking About

The Greatest COVID Loss No One is Talking About

It was a few months after graduating vet school, and as much as I had insisted that I would not be a doctor living at home with my parents, I was currently living at home with my parents. I was in my bedroom when my mother called for me. I walked out into the hall and...

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In-Between

In-Between

For weeks I have been living in the In-between. A life between normalcy and aberration. I live on Long Island. Outside of the city, but not far enough outside to escape the horrifying number of COVID-19 cases. As an essential employee who is also an introverted...

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That 6 Million Dollar Super Bowl Ad is Great, BUT…

That 6 Million Dollar Super Bowl Ad is Great, BUT…

Cue close up of a handsome, if slightly portly, golden retriever.   Cut to a scene of him playing fetch on the beach. It’s not all sunshine and puppy dogs, though.  This doggo had a heart-based tumor.  That’s right…had.  As in he no longer does.  And his exceptionally...

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“Easy” A New Year’s Resolution

The Encounter Yesterday morning as my dog, Frankie, and I were walking, a neighbor was passing through the parking lot with his two pups. The Labradoodle and the Bernese looked to be about four months old and had all the exuberance you would expect of a couple of...

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I’m Fat and so is Your Dog

I’m Fat and so is Your Dog

I am fat.  This is not me being self-deprecating, nor am I looking for reassurances or external validation of my size.  It’s simply a fact.  By any objective standards, I am clinically obese.  I acknowledge that this is a problem. I’ve struggled with weight my entire...

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The Vet Tech Problem and What You Can Do About It

The Vet Tech Problem and What You Can Do About It

October 16-22 is Veterinary Technician Appreciation week. In the wake of the recent AVMA article discussing the high turnover of vet techs, it seems clear that they are not feeling very appreciated. Veterinary technicians are the heart of an animal hospital.  They do...

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