Jessica Vogelsang DVM

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One of the biggest failings in vet med is that we don’t hold each other accountable for our own self-care. If you think about it, why would anyone?   Everyone is wading through their own swamp...

By Anonymous   Last week I experienced the worst day of my career. Actually, it rivals the worst day in my life.   It was my first week back from vacation. My old kitty, Meow Meow, had been...

Yesterday I lost a patient. I wasn’t even there.   It all started last week.  He came in for vomiting.  His x-rays were inconclusive. We decided to treat him symptomatically with IV fluids and...

Any time I hear of a dog injuring or killing a child, my heart breaks. As a human, it breaks for the child, who has either been physically and emotionally scarred or taken from this earth far too early.   As...

  For decades, cats have been considered low-maintenance pets. You would put food in a bowl and your cat lounged around your house, getting steadily fatter, until eventually it passed away. You could...

I’m sitting in an empty room at a conference trying to decide if I’m upset that no one showed to hear my lecture. I’m about 90% not taking it personally, and 10% feeling small and unimportant.     Logically...

I had just completed my first year of veterinary school and was starting my summer job at a specialty hospital as an ER technician. I figured I could do it. I survived my first year of vet school, which...

Euthanasia… it is a touchy subject. A lot of people don’t like discussing it. It has a stigma to it. People assume that if you are euthanizing an animal you are just giving up on them or that you...

Happy Valentines Day! Remember when you looked at a colleague that started dating someone in the veterinary industry with shock and horror? Well, I’m here to tell you why dating a fellow veterinary professional...

One story circling social media is “The Story of Two Wolves”. In this story a boy walks with an elder and begins telling of a struggle. Two wolves are fighting within him. The first wolf is made up...