Tag Archives: veterinary medicine

A Valuable Surgical Face Mask Wearing Lesson I Learned as a Brand New Veterinarian

I think we can all learn from the mistakes of others and so I’m going to share a little story with you about something I had happen to me as a neophyte veterinarian.  It’s a story I’m not too proud … Continue reading

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February Ramblings

I’m sipping on some hot peppermint tea and gazing outside my window.  It’s raining.  Again.  (Insert big sigh).  The wind blowing the heavy rain against the bedroom window woke me around 3 am.  Our front yard is looking more and … Continue reading

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Thwarted Lies

Back when I was a neophyte veterinarian, I had a very strange phone call late one afternoon at the clinic. A woman called who was not a client and who asked to please speak to the vet, that she had … Continue reading

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Continuing Education… It’s a Good Thing!

This past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, I attended the annual Music City Veterinary Conference sponsored by the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association.  It was my fourth straight year to attend and congregate with other veterinarians as we seek to further our … Continue reading

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Female Moxie

I’ll confess that I had to look up the meaning of today’s one-word prompt to be sure of its meaning: Moxie.  I may have sporadically heard the word before but it’s just not a word I use in everyday conversation. … Continue reading

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Bee and Wasp Stings in Pets

This time of year, it is not uncommon for our pets (more commonly dogs) to have run-ins with bees, wasps, and yellow jackets.  These stings are painful.  Usually animals are stung on the face or the head area.  The primary … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Sweet Sixteen

Today’s daily prompt When you were 16, what did you think your life would look like? Does it look like that? Is that a good thing?   When I was sixteen, I dreamed a lot about being married, having children … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: In a Crisis

Today’s daily prompt is an interesting one. Honestly evaluate the way you respond to crisis situations. Are you happy with the way you react? I think the answer to this question depends on what type of crisis we are talking … Continue reading

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Bats (The Flying Mammal Kind)- Part 1

I grew up like most people, thinking bats were creepy, scary, disease carriers and something to be genuinely feared.  I thought most carried rabies.  I didn’t ever try to learn anything about them, nor did I care to.  I have since … Continue reading

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