Category archives for Treatments

Doctor Differences

So I have been continuing my experience with Dr. C and while a majority has been with cattle, which is what I wanted there was an interesting aspect of observing a different veterinarian in general. Dr. K is a very polite, professional character that runs a clean ship while Dr. C is a get in […]

Riding in an Ambulance

This post is not as scary as the title suggests. In my past post I made brief mention that I had gotten some experience at the beginning of the summer. This is me going more in-depth with the experience. After making several phone calls to try and find a shadowing position I called one veterinarian […]

Unexpected Treasures

(Enter stage right) Mr. Orange. I only knew of the situation after it had occurred but Mr. Orange quickly grew to be an important presence in the hospital. Mr. Orange came in having not urinated in several days, hadn’t walked either and had a temperature of 94 degrees. The owners who were short on cash […]

Part Time Technician

Luck is made when opportunity meets preparedness. I think I have always been a strong worker, one who sees the odd jobs that nobody does, takes them on and finishes them. Well my efforts have been rewarded today. Our previous part time technician “A” has left for her new opportunity, leaving a position available in the […]

Saving Lives

Cats are vicious adorable creatures. My cat Joe may seem timid when you first meet him and loving as you get to know him but when he is in his jungle kingdom that is our yard, he is a hunter!               Since I have been back I have saved […]

Little Stories

Warning: there are graphic images on this post! For those with weak stomachs, they are located towards the end of the post. There have been so much in my life and while writing for this blog makes me happy and allows my brain to put all these memories to paper, I find I just do […]


April 10th is the name, AAHA is the game! American Animal Hospital Association certification is right around the corner and we are pumping through all the requirements, updates, and maintenance. We have created a new ward in our hospital; the bathroom is now the isolation ward! We installed an over the toilet shelving unit and […]

Whirl-Wind Spring Break

My father has often told me of his days at college and how he paid for tuition but utilized his vacations to earn large sums of cash. I have done the same but money was not the only thing I achieved. Spay and Neuter Clinic Part Two Sunday was a masterful display of coordination and […]

Life and Death

Over the last week we have been taking care of an elderly dog named “B”.               He came in having problems urinating. An x-Ray from our new machine showed he had an abnormal mass in his abdomen that was pressing his bladder.               […]

Happy Dental Health Month

February is the month that vet clinics, or at least A-veterinary Hospital, recognizes the need for good dental health. On Thursday we received free T/D dental health dog and cat food which we regularly use as treats in the clinic. I sorted them out into little baggies to give out as samples to our clients […]

Work and Play

It has been a dizzying two weeks. It has been a while since I felt like I had so little time to be me and yet at the same time it has been extremely good for me. At work I have been officially been promoted to veterinary assistant, I have the giant job description and […]

An Unexpected Work Day

On Monday during work I was asked to give a deeper clean to the surgery room after it had been splattered with blood. Apparently spays whilst a dog is in heat lead to more serious attacks of blood spraying in the work place. Come finals week, I found myself with a lot of free time on […]

Porcupine Leg

Today we got an interesting patient, his name is “R”  and he is a terrier. He came in with stiches already after another vet clinic had tried to get the quill of a porcupine out of his leg which was after his owner tried to get the quill out of the leg. Doctor K sedated […]

Exciting Expansion at A-Veterinary Hospital

Doctor K has recently been very adamant about expanding the business.  Normally the work hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Thursday but she wishes to expand through Friday as well she would like to hire another veterinarian, Doctor “R”, and another college student like myself to help with everyday cleaning. Recently our receptionist Bart has become […]


It has been a while since I last posted, which is not to say nothing happened in my life; it is probably just the opposite. With my pre-vet club we had a very successful dog wash, I stayed for a little more than four hours, forty minutes of which I helped tame the wild and […]

The Best and the Worst

Last Monday I went to work to find an adorable grey fluffy kitty “P”, she immediately reminded me of Esther, the only cat we had when I was young, and who died a couple of years back. “P” came in with a troubled paw, while the owners were away she had gotten her paw wrapped in something, […]

Fun at the Clinic

Today at A-Veterinary Hospital, a Dachshund, Jack Russell Terrier mix, two years of age, came in in need of an x-ray.  Without a technician, Dr. K and I went to 180 Animal Hospital to use their x-ray and found a large bladder stone. We returned and Dr. K proceeded towards surgery where she removed a 1cm bladder stone which had been afflicting […]

The Paradise Experience 2013

It might not be well known, but I have had chickens growing up.  Perhaps that’s where my enjoyment of barn yard animals originated. Following my 2011 visit, where I was bitten by the bug of Racheris Lifeus Fascinatium, I asked, and Ava graciously extended an offer for me to come back to get some more […]

Blue Glove Special

If you put many people on a ranch for the summer, chances are they would be excited about the possibility of riding horses or maybe even collecting chicken eggs.  Here is what I was most excited about — the chance to learn about artificial insemination by going up to my armpit in cow behind. My […]


Some images of my time at Paradise and Eden ranches.  Click any of the images to view full sized.