There are certain patients and clients you know you’ll never forget. Some cases that almost haunt you, arising from the subconcious on a whim. Little reminders seem to be hidden in tiny corners and crevaces of every day life. This is the story of Thomas.
Like many rescues in the area,”Starfish Rescue” used to rotate through all the local vets. Almost as if going through phases. Before I eve stepped foot on the property, I was warned ahead of time. One, their bill is outstanding at over $5,000 owed. Two, overcrowding. Three, don’t be surprised if compliance is low. Four,Continue reading “When we cannot save them all, but we can save some”
Nothing will make you appreciate a skillset like the sudden loss of one. In typical Monday fashion, what could go wrong seemed to go wrong with every appointment, procedure and task of the day.
Story #2 – Creepy farm call stories from my first years in practice.
My last post left off at a pivotal moment. I accepted the reality of the work-place situation and my boss’s nature. Then, I spoke up. I refuse to make someone’s life a living hell. And from that point on, the work-place is becoming my living a hell.
Euthanasia, and the process of euthanizing, is not a new concept or experience for me. My first euthanasia experiences were assisting with the euthanasia of research animals while working for the USDA and veterinary micropath department of the vet school. Horses, sheep, goats and cattle were the species involved in various research studies. There wasContinue reading “They all go differently.”