I’m sitting in the car and crying outside of my daughter’s school. I’ve just left work and made my way to her school for her annual talent show. We are doing an aerial yoga routine together that we have been practicing for 2 weeks. I know that she's inside nervously waiting for me and I’m… Continue reading The growing pains of setting boundaries in veterinary medicine
I'm kneeling next to Baxter examining his toe. Baxter is a sweet old pit mix that is patiently letting me hold his foot as I stare at an ugly tumor that is growing from his nail bed. The growth is bleeding and the owner had it wrapped in a make shift bandage. I'm doing all… Continue reading Yes, I’m the doctor. How I navigate moments of discrimination from my clients.
Dear Receptionist, I swear I don't hate you. I don't find you annoying. I don't think you are (insert whatever horrible thing you think about yourself here). The truth is, that I absolutely know that you are doing the best you can in this moment. I absolutely know that you have one of the most… Continue reading An open letter to my receptionists
My mind was whirling. I was feeling a combination of enlightenment and horror that presented itself as the single statement that popped out of my mouth, "holy crap!!!" The realization I had just made was that I had come to a place in my life where I was using my work to fill all of… Continue reading The holy crap moment you need if work is all you do. My struggle with my needs. Part 1