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 might just be the best thing ever.


#5- Someone who understands your schedule.

Can’t make it to dinner because you’re still in surgery with that emergency foreign body? That’s cool. Your veterinary love will understand. And possibly offer to come over and help you with the anesthetic recovery. And possibly bring you dinner so you can eat the pizza together while standing over the recovering bulldog and placing bets on extubation time.




#4- Someone whose heart bleeds just as much as yours.

This will be someone who will help you pick up that injured animal on the side of the road and take it to the animal control/wildlife rehab facility/your house without being upset that you’re now late for the movie.



#3- Someone who will be down for an adventure.

Your veterinary sweetheart will be able to multitask and roll with the punches. Kid just vomited in the car? No problem, they have cleaned up way worse. Dishwasher is broken? No worries, they are used to eating out of a paper cat food dish with tongue depressor utensils. Brought another dog home? Great! They always wanted a one eyed pug.



#2- Someone to help medicate the pets (and possibly children)

Your veterinary bae can give a pill to a cat with their eyes closed. Not to mention the benefit of having a built in assistant knowledgeable in proper patient restraint for in house nail trims. The baby needs eye drops? No sweat…they once had to give eye drops to a cocker spaniel out for blood.



#1- Two Words: Unisex Scrubs


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Tasha is a Certified Veterinary Technician form Glenside, PA. She is also a certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner and works closely with the IVAPM to educate the public about animal pain awareness. Tasha loves to lecture on various anesthesia and pain management topics around the globe. In her spare time Tasha enjoys reading, spending time with her son, and trying to figure out “what kind of game is Petyr Baelish playing anyway”.