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.
Who doesn’t love the charming Honeymoon stage that comes with the new relationship package? It wasn’t until the Honeymoon stage was over that I realized my new work-place’s charm had an expiration date.
Having never performed field castrations completely on my own, I served as the anesthetist while my boss performed the routine surgeries in barn pastures and backyards. Although her castration tool-of-choice is the Henderson drill, she took to demonstrating the different surgical techniques (open vs. closed) and cycled through the different types of emasculators with eachContinue reading “That moment when you’re really glad you did…”
Even though I was hired on as a predominantly equine vet, and have concentrated my efforts, time, professional endeavors and life to equine medicine, I accrued a decent amount of experience with small ruminants both before and throughout vet school. I’d like to place the emphasis on the descriptor ‘small’ ruminants. I’ll ride along withContinue reading “A whole ‘nother species”
A step-by-step guide for how to lose a client and ensure they never seek your services again.
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.”