Category archives for Clinic Duties

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 […]

Petting Calves

How wonderful. My application is complete and I have a shadowing position with Dr. C, a large animal vet with a mixed animal practice. Being largely a mobile vet, experience is sparse and spontaneous based on my availability and the seasonal demand. So far the fall in the Yellowstone Park are all brucellosis testing, vaccinating […]

Interesting Spay Day

Today was my last day of work at A-Veterinary Hospital before the summer break. Nothing was planned for surgery so “A” brought in her two dogs and her sister’s cat for some dentals, spays, and neuters.  Unexpectedly a cat came in to be spayed and the owner was worried she had been bred. This little tabby was six […]

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 […]

Happy Spring Every One

                    It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.  ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Back at the hospital we had an interesting day Tuesday, “O” the […]

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 […]

What a Day at Work

Today was a very interesting day to say the least. On Saturday, I painted the bathroom at A-Veterinary Hospital in preparation for renovations of an isolation ward. When applying the paint, it was a lighter color then what was previously there and required a second coat which I finished today but my original plan for my Sunday […]

Useful Skills

Over the years we pick up little tricks and skills to help in our everyday lives. As a child I learned such amazing skills as how to ride a bike which is now very helpful when getting to work. Getting older I learned how to knit which lead to a blanket to keep me warm. […]

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 […]

Starting the Freshman Stage with a Bang

Months ago, my very wise mother suggested getting a head start over my fellow students in advancing my goals. I knew I was going to be in town for orientation during the summer and to save time and money we decided to send out resumes ahead of time and set up interviews. I sent my […]