Some people may wonder what goes on in our heads when we are euthanizing a patient, as well as what goes on afterward. Here are some thoughts that I recently reflected on. 1. The client was visibly sad and shaken about euthanizing her pet. She was sad throughout the whole scenario. I stayed calm and […]
More Lessons From the Yukon Quest
As time goes on, I continue to think about my time in the Yukon Territory and Alaska. Though it was a short timespan, it was an experience that taught me many important lessons about veterinary medicine as well as outdoor survival skills. I thought I was quite outdoor savvy from my life in the rural […]
You are the Doc Now!
“I need a doctor!” One of the veterinary technicians said as she rushed a dying kitten into the treatment area. She locked eyes with me as I looked up from reading an ear cytology slide. The kitten has been dropped off by a good samaritan that had found it on the side of the road. […]