When I have a patient in the hospital, here are my requirements: – They have to have pain control – They have to have food – They have to be well hydrated – They have to be eliminating...

There are days when my own goofiness is humbling. Today was one of them.  It’s been 15 years since I had a young dog. Now I have two. Although I am thrilled and grateful to have joy in the house after...

  I’m going to let you in on a little secret….I practice what I preach.   When I recommend meditation, mindfulness, deep breathing and exercise in my compassion fatigue seminars and workshops,...

    “This is the hardest part,” I said softly at the end of my explanation. Eyes glistening, the husband nodded. His wife couldn’t look at me, and I could hear their kids out in the lobby...

I just read yet another article on Compassion Fatigue passed along by yet another vet who has considered giving up the PROFESSION over job-related stress. While that might sound silly to some people, it’s...