nursling: Everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something. Remember that. - H. Jackson Brown Jr. Wise words to think about when taking care of patients (and working with other people in general).
...Are you guys punking me?
Tonight there were two doctors, two vet techs, and me. Doctor 1, Doctor 2, Tech 1 and Tech 2. And me. I found a flea on a boarding cat. I have never found fleas on anything before so Im not really sure what to do. “Hey, Tech 1, I think I found a flea on a cat, what do I do?” “uhhhh. Go tell one of the doctors.” “Cool.” *wanders around trying to find...
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cranquis: Potentially valuable signs of disease, deficiency (or just pregnancy). :)
Things I've Learned
You can tell if a cat has a fever by touching its paws and or ears. If they feel warmer than usual, the cat probably has a fever. ‘Fever’ for kitties is generally above 103. We generally go up to 103 because their temperatures will raise due to stress. You can use a human nail clipper to trim cats’ nails, as long as you hold the clipper sideways, otherwise you can squish...
We renamed ‘Neck Kitten,’ her new name is Annie.” “Aww,...– Receptionists about ‘Neck Kitten’ (see below.)
So I got bit yesterday. It hurts like a bitch. I’m almost done with my shift, and an unscheduled boarder comes in with a little Boston Terrier. Now, I have not met this dog before, but he’s calm and quiet and looking at me. I go over to admit him, and bend down to pet him. Once again, calm, quiet, and looking at me. I’m going slow, not making any sudden movements or...
Something I learned.
Overweight cat has mats on her back by her tail. Preliminary check shows no fleas or sores on her back or anywhere else the knots/mats are. Cat has no ‘siblings’ and is an indoor cat. Treatment: Brush the cat. Apparently, cats can get so fat that they can’t clean themselves, which leads to the cat’s fur becoming dirty and hair-logged. When I brought the cat to the...
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So there’s this kitten at work, looks just like the kitten in the link except for one thing. She’s got horrendous neck wounds which circle her entire neck. A few weeks ago, someone left a shoebox in front of the hospital with a note on the box saying ‘I found this kitten, I think she needs help.’ Yeah. She needed help. We can’t tell if she had a rope/string...
The air is full of mugg.– One of the Vet Techs, during a particularly muggy night.
Thing of the day: Powerwasher
Dear Powerwasher, thank you for existing. When Irene hit, the basement flooded and the floor was covered in dirt, scum, and dog feces. We were not looking forward to having to spray everything with hoses and scrub the floors and all the stuff that we had to do. Powerwasher, if it weren’t for you, we would probably still be there, scrubbing the floor. But thanks to you, a multi-day job only...
So after receiving my Bachelor’s degree of Music Education from a bangin’ music school, I find myself nervous about joining the ‘elite world’ of teachers, especially with the education world being what it is now. After several attempts at finding a job, I stumbled across an opening at a local Animal Hospital as a Kennel Technician. So here I am! I’ve been working...