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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Vet Med is a Marathon

Vet Med is a Marathon

In addition to being a vet, I’m also a runner.  For runners, as the heat and humidity of summer winds down and autumn brings its colorful foliage and crisp, cool air, race season hits full throttle. As I put on my running gear and make sure I’ve packed my banana and...

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Why I’m Selfish–And You Should Be Too

Why I’m Selfish–And You Should Be Too

[sel-fish] /ˈsɛl fɪʃ/ adjective characterized by or manifesting concern or care only for oneself I am browsing through my Facebook feed. I scroll by another article about women who don’t want children.  I peruse the piece, agreeing with many of the reasons the...

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The Gift Of Death

The Gift Of Death

“This must be the hardest part of your job.” It’s a common refrain when I perform a euthanasia. In many ways it is. Death takes an enormous emotional toll and there are days when I long for the banality of a schedule full of wellness exams. But in some ways,...

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