“Investing” in Pets

Every day at my job I see the amount of money clients are willing and able to spend on their pet (and often, limited to spending). The degree of pet care varies based on the client’s financial ability and their personal view of pet care....

Veterinary Survival Tip: Bad Smells & Gagging

The best advice I've ever received for working/surviving at a veterinary hospital is:

Whatever smelly lotion is available, put a dab/smear right under your nostrils to cover the hideous smell of __(fill in the blank)__.

Lavender...

My Dog Ate Christmas

So, I wasn’t going to write a blog this month cause I couldn’t think of anything holiday related that I wanted to write about. But then a Christmas Miracle took place! Well, more like a forgetful roommate and a naughty dog...

My roommate...

Feelings and Veterinary Jobs

Today’s blog isn’t going to run smoothly. These are just a few random thoughts on feelings and the veterinary workplace. Summary: Feelings suck.

A few months ago at work a DVM started telling me all about this cute, cuddly, friendly, young...

Little Things: Making Veterinary Jobs Easier

This is my short master list of the "little things" that make working in a veterinary environment a better experience.

1. Snacks, snacks, snacks, snacks.

This might seem like a really little thing to contribute, but it...

I Don’t Care

I don't care. Well... that’s how I feel at work some days, due to compassion fatigue. Usually I’m more than happy to speak with a client regarding their pet’s charges, but on my bad days I’m hesitant and it takes great muster to dial their number...

The Crying Game

Although not officially listed in my job description, I tend to make people cry on a (I hesitate to use the word ‘regular’ here) healthy basis. I don’t discriminate either. It can be a DVM, a technician, a CSR, a client or even myself.

A...

When It "Pays Off"

It makes me so happy when cases work out the way they are supposed to! I recently worked with a client whose dog was hospitalized at DoveLewis for 5.5 days. After thousands of dollars worth of treatment, they were able to take their beloved...

Taking Time Off

Coming back from vacation is SO hard - getting back into your routine, waking up to an alarm, not having a beer for breakfast… I’m just kidding (or am I?).

Really though, the worst part for me is getting back to work and finding out...

My Job in a Nutshell

My job consists of two main parts: auditing the charts of the patients currently in hospital and updating clients on their pet’s charges. 

Here is a short (really, who wants to listen to auditing detailsssszzzzzzzzzzz) synopsis of my...