As I read the news of the President’s recent budget proposal, my heart was in my throat. There were many devastating cuts to things that I cared about, but far and away the one that brought me to...

On my last day of classes of my first year of veterinary school, I bounded out of bed with only a few minutes to get ready. I had gotten about seven hours of sleep in the previous two days. I was physically...

This content is sponsored by Petplan.  Working in ER is tough but exhilarating- as Forrest Gump himself once said about a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get (in that case,...

Vet techs: Could your day be ruined in just 5 words? We headed to the @DrAndyRoark Instagram to find out. Here are the simple phrases you said would destroy your shift. 1. “Don’t worry, he...

Recently I experienced a family tragedy. My 22 year old little sister was killed in a freak accident while I was away at school in the Caribbean. I cannot tell you how profound this event has been for...

In this article we are going to get a little bit personal. Not telling you the color of my underwear personal, but close. In the past month or so I have had two run-ins with the hospital (human hospitals.)     One...

Whether you are a receptionist, technician, or veterinarian; whether you work full-time, part-time, or do relief work; whether your children are babies, in school, or graduated and on their own, being...

  I lost a patient today, a sweet little critter who was very well loved by his family. He was an older rabbit who died during surgery. I knew he was a poor anesthetic candidate. Rabbits don’t...

I heart science. It’s a huge part of why I’m in this field. I like that there are causes and affects and rules and explanations. I’m a total fangirl when it comes to evidence-based medicine and I...

I am undyingly passionate about providing support for those in the field struggling in a toxic work environment. I run a Facebook group with the intent of being there for those in the field who need an...