Yogi Tech: From Saving Dogs to Downward Dog

I started working at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital over five years ago. Before that time I practiced yoga and did some light exercise but it was sporadic and sparse. I drank a lot, ate like a little kid (lots of pizza and junk food), and...

How to Show Appreciation to Colleagues

So let’s just get this out of the way: I think that almost every veterinary professional can agree that the best way to show your appreciation at a veterinary hospital is with food. It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, tech, receptionist, or...

PROJECT POTLUCK: Not Just A Social Stigma Anymore

Low morale may be an unwelcome guest in every workplace, but is undeniably present in most job places at some point or another. It can be a chore to boost morale, but can also be especially challenging in a critical care ER hospital: a fast paced...

At Dawn They Sleep: Guide to Surviving Overnights

As I stated in my previous blog, overnights are hard. Health problems and cancer are very prevalent among overnight workers, sadly, and it's been suggested that if you work overnights you shouldn't work them for long periods of time. But...

Why I Like Overnights

Do I like overnights? Does anyone like overnights?

Maybe a few masochistic vampires out there can truly answer yes but the truth is that working graveyard is tough. It is unnatural and completely socially alienating. Though I have worked...