Clinics are Coming

That reference may be a bit overdone these days, but even as the Stark words about winter rang true in time, so too will these words. Last year, clinics were a far-off dream, an ominous and thrilling fantasy that I never believed I would actually realize. Now, my clinic schedule is set, and I am … More Clinics are Coming

Theoretical Space

I’m lost in a theoretical space Fissure lines on lungs like lace Fifty thousand shades of grey Optical illusions to start the day   Fortunes change so fast This happiness can’t last My head is spinning, Yesterday, depression was winning   And I’m losing to a theoretical space Daily putting on my brave face – … More Theoretical Space

Not Okay

We are taught to practice evidence-based medicine – meaning, when new research comes out showing that old protocols or therapies are not as effective as we thought, or some interventions are unsafe, we apply the new information to our practice. We are scientists, applying what other scientists discover to patients in the real world, and … More Not Okay

A Non-productive Productive Weekend

This weekend I attended the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association Convention, where I talked with company representatives, organization presidents, and practicing veterinarians. I ate dinner and joked with the Dean and Associate Dean of Student Affairs at my school, got some advice – solicited and not – from various sources with varying experiences. I saw passion … More A Non-productive Productive Weekend

Find Your ‘Why’

Why do you do this? Why do you get up in the morning?   A professor told us in lecture that he remembers his ‘why’ everyday.   No, that’s bullshit. There will be days, weeks, god forbid even months, when you forget. When you can’t remember why you do what you do, why you’re awake … More Find Your ‘Why’