Hi there! Recently, I recorded a PodCast with Kris McCauley from Pawawareness on the mental health crisis in veterinary medicine. Instead of a blog post this Monday, I decided to share this PodCast with all of you. In this episode, I discuss the intricacies of being a veterinarian, as well as tips for coping with … Continue reading Mental Health in Veterinary Medicine – Podcast Interview with Pawawareness
Let's start off by talking about why mentorship matters. First I want to clarify - although I am specifically discussing mentorship in veterinary medicine, mentorship is important in all professions, both within and outside of healthcare. Within the healthcare professions, mentors act as role models who can be instrumental in both the professional and personal … Continue reading Mentorship in Veterinary Medicine
Are you considering adding a new kitten into your home? Check out my recommended kitten essentials kit: I get it. Adding a kitten to your family can be a big transition. To help with that, I have come up with an affordable Kitten Essentials Kit of recommended products you can easily find and purchase on … Continue reading Kitten Essentials Kit
Welcome to Part 2 of this spay and neuter blog series - why we neuter cats! What is a neuter? Last time, I discussed the importance of spaying female cats, which you can read about here. Today, I will focus on our male cat companions. A neuter is a form of sterilization that, unlike spays, … Continue reading Why We Neuter Cats – A Veterinarian’s Perspective
Journaling is one of my favorite parts of my personal development practice. Although sometimes it is difficult to sit down and write, I often find it an incredibly rewarding experience. Purchase a journal you like and your favorite pens to write with. Set a timer for 15 minutes and start to write. I encourage everyone … Continue reading Journal Prompts to Change Your Life
Hello and happy Monday! I am officially a VETERINARIAN! Wow. It feels incredible to say those words. Currently, I am writing to you from Tampa, Florida in my new apartment. It has been a whirlwind since last Saturday when I graduated from veterinary school. To put things in perspective, I finished my clinical rotations, graduated, … Continue reading I am a Veterinarian!
You hear it all the time from veterinarians- you MUST spay (or neuter) your cats. In order to adequately broach this topic, I will focus on female cats only. In a later blog post, I will discuss the importance of neutering male cats. What is a spay? The surgery we perform in female cats is … Continue reading Why We Spay Cats – A Veterinarian’s Perspective
Attention all future (and current) cat ladies and cat daddies! In honor of kitten season (my favorite time of the year) and because I recently published a post of my 6 Tips for New Puppy Owners, here are my top 6 tips for new kitten owners: 1. Treat your kitten like a puppy! They tell … Continue reading 6 Tips for New Kitten Owners
Today I start my final week of veterinary school. When I look back on my experiences over the past four years, I realize that I break things out into semesters. The first semester of my first year of veterinary school looked quite different than the final semester of my fourth year. To say that I … Continue reading My Biggest Fear…
Let’s start from square one… Who out there has an itchy dog?? DISCLAIMER: I am not a veterinary dermatologist. If you would like more information on immunotherapy for your itchy dog, please ask for a referral from your primary care veterinarian. Atopic dermatitis (also known as allergies) is one of the most frequent diseases that … Continue reading Itchy Dog Alert: What is Immunotherapy?