Jessica Vogelsang DVM

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I wanted to share with you what I’m feeling because I’m pretty sure many others feel this way and many don’t do it because they feel this way. I took today off work because I’m sick. I have a...

Veterinary hospice and palliative care is my calling. That isn’t something I ever thought I would say, but there it is. I’ve devoted a large portion of my practice to helping pets at the end of their...

One of the things that makes me so passionate about this field is the adrenaline that comes with it. The awesome feeling of a correct diagnosis. The self-esteem boost when a sick patient goes home after...

  I want to dedicate this to all my fellow associate veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and vet assistants….basically anyone who doesn’t own or run the clinic.  You’ve got...

I’ll be the first to admit it: My clinic’s growing pains are beginning to give me compassion fatigue.   The overbooking of appointments, the masses of overtime, the constant ring of the phone,...

  James was my heart kitty. He was like a little person. He had stress-induced asthma and I used to sing to him (“Sweet Baby James”) in the car – when we drove cross-country from...

It seems that our profession has more people with toxic personalities than ever before, and more veterinary technicians are leaving the field in droves because of it. Many of us have come across that one...

When we met, you were dying. Not in the existential ‘a little every day’ or a slow fade of light, but in the ‘Poo is hitting the fan, move. Now.’ kind of way.   I quickly went to work. Your...

I work out a lot. I even work out with a trainer several days per week. I set goals for myself like being able to leg press 360 pounds, or run a 5K race (despite my asthma), or train for a half marathon...

  It happened again. A family could not afford the care of their pet and the veterinarian offered relinquishment instead of having to euthanize the animal. It should be a feel good story. It should...