Podo* (36F) and I (37M) have been together for 14 years. We met when she was an idealistic first year medical student, and I still had all my hair. Since then, she's gone through 4 years of medical school, 5 years of a surgical residency plus 2 years of research during that time, and 2 years of a vascular surgery fellowship. During the residency/fellowship years, she worked 80-110 hours a week. She finally started her first "real" job last year and has been liking it so far. Now she also makes 450k a year working fewer hours and doing something she quite enjoys.
Recently, Podo started talking about how her childhood dream was to be a zoo veterinarian and she basically gave up on that dream because of how difficult it was to achieve. Not only is vet school just as difficult to get into as med school, but it is insanely competitive to obtain one of the coveted zoo veterinarian positions. After 4 years of vet school, they need to do 4 years of residency and potentially take additional... keep reading on reddit ➡
My vet said my total would be $1,050. When I asked them to go over the charges, there was a $250 charge for something the vet said would be free, and another $200 for something that didn’t even get done. Always ask questions!
My 14 year old female spayed doberman mix has degenerative myelopathy, and it progressed this morning so that she was unable to stand.
She has many comorbidities. She had PLE while I was in school; her TP was < 2, she had bicavitary effusion and a heart murmur. They prepared me for her to die, but with a hydrolyzed diet, probiotics, predisone, and mycophenolate she lived on for 6 happy years.
She's been struggling lately but I thought we'd have more time. I thought we'd be able to take one more walk in the twilight, let her believe that she could catch those rabbits for a moment, eat some grass, sniff her favorite tree.
But no, this morning, she peed all over the floor and herself and was unable to rise. Her pelvic limbs have no deep pain sensation. I thought I would have to do it myself; all I do is in-home euthanasias, but a co-worker is on her way in less than an hour.
Even though this is all I do, and I guide people through this very situation with empathy and g... keep reading on reddit ➡
My dog’s vasectomy area was a bit red and I wanted to make everything was okay. The vet asked for a pictures. So I sent a full body shot and a closer shot of the area. Felt weird sending a doggy dong pic.
What were your thoughts joining the army? Was boot camp and basic training difficult? Where are you stationed and what are your duties there? Would you recommend this way for getting your DVM or going through vet school?
I’m considering being an army veterinarian but I have all these questions, anything helps! Thank you all for your help.
I'm just so sad to hear this news and so fucking angry at our profession right now. He had just finished a diagnostic Imaging internship and was loved by so many.
I am planning to launch an online pet supply business. The main product I am planning to sell will be health-related (intentionally not giving too many details), and I think the product will sell much better if it has a veterinarian's endorsement. I'm planning to use the vet's endorsement in a couple ways (e.g., vet posts a personal testimony of how well the product works, advertise that the product is vet-endorsed in the product description, etc.).
What I am not familiar with is how to set up an actual agreement with the vet from a financial POV such that the vet is fairly compensated / doesn't feel like he or she is getting the short end of the stick, while at the same time I am minimizing as much risk as possible to my business. Initially I was thinking the vet could receive X% of all profits for an agreed upon period of time, but I'm not sure how to actually set that up. Do I need a business attorney for this or can I save some costs and write this myself? Also does r/smallbusines... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello, I am new to the area and I was hoping someone would be able to suggest a few options for a vet. I have a few dogs and need a new doctor. Thank you
I’ve always had this job in the back of my mind, but recently I’ve discovered a high percentage of vets get depressed or take suicide. This was because of the pet owners’ mental and physical abuse to the vets when they’re not happy with the results etc. They can also get criticized on social media and even get murder threats.
Some statistics from my country: 1/6 has considered suicide (which is at least 3 more times than the average) Vets have 4 times more risk than the average of taking suicide, and 2 times more than other medical professions 7/10 perceive they have work environment problems 70% have worked overtime 1/5 have gotten threats at work 40% suffer from depression
My question is - is it as bad as it sounds? Have you vets perceived it this way and is there any good way of avoiding depression and to respond well to threats or angry owners? Was the profession much worse than you expected?
(I'm on my phone, so please excuse the strange formating.)
I have a 15 week old puppy that I had taken to the vet with my mother to get her shots and to have her microchipped. As I'm taking my puppy into the back office room, there's a woman with her pit bull that has a cone on its head. As someone who has a history of working with many types of dogs, I know not to never trust an injured dog or strange dogs.
As I am holding my puppy (trying to prevent her from picking up any sickness or anything of the sort), this dog is pulling like hell on the lead he's on and the owner gives me this look and says "He wouldn't hurt anyone, I'm waiting for my other dog, he just wants to play". It's almost like she read my mind. Look, you may think your dog wouldn't hurt a fly and you think he is just being playful, but I'm trying to ensure that my puppy has positive associations with the vet's office and make sure that she isn't fearful of shit head dogs like yours.
I mean, this isn't just a fam... keep reading on reddit ➡
So a few months back my cat Figaro had been acting a little strange, like not eating and just sitting there not doing anything, and I (12M) immediately told my mom that we should get him to the vet, so that’s what we did.
Now mind you Figaro is/was 9 at the time, so he had quite a few more years in him, and at the vet the doctor checked him out and he said the only real issue was that he basically was constipated and just needed a few days for it all to get flushed out.
Come next week he’s still not eating and my whole family is sort of panicking, so we decide to take him in one more time, and the same thing happened. The doctor said he was just constipated.
Then a few more days go by and nothing has changed. Two days later we find out he had major heart failure and had to be put down. Me and my mom were furious. Because the worst part was if that doctor would have taken the goddamn time to actually look instead of just say “Oh yeah he’s just constipated give it a few days”.
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We are new to town. So far, loving our time down here, even amongst all the Covid craziness. I know this is somewhat of a longshot, but my pup has epilepsy. I am curious if anyone else has an epileptic dog and if they have recommendations for a vet here! We've started taking him to The PARC, but it's pretty expensive and we haven't really been happy with their communication either. Any vet recommendations would be great, even if you don't have an epi pup. Thanks in advance :)
I work the night shift at a 24 hour wildlife rehabilitation center and veterinary office. It sucks but as a recent grad, I didn’t have much choice in the time slot, and I was just happy to get a job during this recession. For the past few weeks I had been in training with the clinic’s head vet, but she recently decided I was trained enough to be on my own for the second half of the shift - something we had been working up to since I was hired. I tell you this because it means that I was alone this night, and I think that makes this story so much worse.
The night shift typically entails monitoring any patients who need it, and making sure nothing goes awry. We also often respond to calls from animal control, having them bring in the rabid animal they’d trapped or the lost dog that got hit by a car. We then could treat the animal sooner, and hopefully save more lives. However, we are the only clinic open for miles so often we have callers from out of town - meaning the animals are not... keep reading on reddit ➡
This may be a long shot but does anyone know of good vets in town that are accepting new patients and don't take more than a week to get an appointment? My current vet can't get my cat, who I think has a UTI, in for over a week. This has happened a few times pre-COVID too. I may just have to take her to REACH but would like to avoid that if possible. Thanks.
My cat has had a really high fever for the past three days. I’ve taken her to two vets and they can’t figure out what is wrong with her. I’ve already spent $2k trying to figure out what’s wrong with her and no one has an answer. I don’t care how much I need to spend; I just want to save my cat. Please, anyone that knows a genius veterinarian in the city would help me soooo much. I’m not made of money, but I’m sure as fuck not gonna let her die without trying every single option out there. I’ll sell a kidney if I have to. Thanks in advanced.
Edit: Thank you for all the great info that the beautiful Austin community has provided!! Hopefully I will know very soon what is wrong with my cat! Keeping my 🤞 Cheers!
Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place to post this. I thought it would be fitting, since it’s strictly regarding services in the NYC area.
I’m looking for veterinarians who would be able to make house calls to my apartment in Canarsie. Unfortunately we recently had an emergency situation that required evacuation, which has traumatized my cat. She now refuses to get in her cat carrier.
She’s exhibiting some troubling symptoms and needs veterinary care ASAP. Although she’s still eating and playing, I don’t want her condition to worse. Our two-month efforts to train and entice her to use the carrier have been unsuccessful.
We found a few vets online, but most of them don’t provide services to Eastern/Western Brooklyn. Maybe someone here knows of a few we could contact.
TL;DR: looking for NYC veterinarians who make house calls to Canarsie, Brooklyn. Please list any and all that you know of, in case there’s no availability.
Hi everyone. I have a golden retriever and am looking for a new vet after a bad experience with our current one. Will drive anywhere in London and surrounding area. Specifically, I'm looking for a canine expert (large breed) and a vet who is positive, kind, holistic and solutions-oriented. I don't mind paying large vet bills if I have to, as long as we are working towards solving the root problem and treating the dog holistically, not just by way of meds and unnecessary tests. Thank you in advance for your suggestions.
Hi neighbors. I moved in from out of state recently and I'm looking for a good veterinarian who is taking strict covid measures. I don't want to get into a political debate on it, I am immunocompromised and live with an elderly parent so I can't take any chances. I have gone out to the store and pharmacy a few times and seen very little in the way of social distancing or mask usage. I need to take my dog in for a check-up but I am unsure of a good place. I really can't be around people without masks or social distancing in a confined area Thank you so much in advance. Hopefully this will all be over soon. ♥️
Does anyone know of vet practices accepting new patients? I have called around to 10 different practices so far and have been told by all of them that they are only seeing existing patients until mid-August. It’s extremely frustrating, seeing as I have a newly adopted dog and would like for him to be seen so that we can get him looked at. Any guidance (especially from others who have adopted since COVID-19 began) is greatly appreciated!
My dream is to become a veterinarian but I have a speech impediment☹️
Preferably someone you've been using for years.
I have a 6 year old Chiweenie.
I guess I'm an official rough collie fanatic now, because my heart just swelled with pride at my veterinarian's words at our last round of puppy shots. I quote, " she is so sweet, and her nose is growing so long". Words to warm the soul of every Collie parent.
Looking for a vet for my cat for vaccinations + a diabetes test. He hasn't been to a vet in 2+ years since he moved in with me in Brooklyn from my parents' house on Long Island.
Looking for a vet who's obviously caring and knowledgeable, but also not going to break the bank.
hey all! currently an undergrad in college and planning out my future. i’m pre-vet, and i hope to work with wildlife/in conservation of some sorts. not sure the exact details yet, and maybe i’ll change my mind and do small animal or something later on.
my main concern is that i also have another career interest of becoming an interpreter! this is less of a commitment because i could just do it online depending on my schedule. i’d definitely prioritize my vet career, but i’d love to interpret part time! is this feasible in terms of time? thanks for the advice
First, I wanted to say, my wife hates it when a dog is fed from the table if the dog doesn’t behave itself. I do respect her wishes. I have always ensured that our dogs don’t beg or act obnoxious, especially with guests present.
I understand my vet wants me to avoid giving food that is bad for my dog. Also, he doesn’t want it to replace my dog’s pet food.
I feel as long as you feed your dog non-spicy healthy food you should be fine. I focus on meats that are not covered with harmful sauces or spices that could upset his stomach. My current dog is only 5 lbs and I make sure they are little tiny bites. He likes vegetables too. I never feed him like cookies, ice cream, etc. I ensure that he is eating a healthy proportion of his own dog food. Then it comes down to maintaining a healthy weight. As long as he isn’t overweight. I feel it’s perfectly fine to continue feeding him from the table.
Last thing, what is the dog’s behavior. Is the dog being disruptive and obnoxious during dinner t... keep reading on reddit ➡
After 6 hard, long years of studying, despite the difficulties I’ve faced caused by anxiety in the more recent years, from having to attend countless placements to meeting a whole bunch of new people which fills me anxiety in itself, I’ve finally achieved my childhood dream of being a veterinarian! 👩🏼⚕️
I’m new to Portland and looking for recommendations for a dog vet.
Anyone/place you can recommend?
Anyone/place I should stay away from?
Not looking to cut corners and prefer quality over quantity if you get my drift. Thanks in advance.
There is a feral cat in the neighborhood who hangs out in our yard daily. He is not fixed, and recently developed a painful bloody area by his ears where the fur has fallen off. Where can I take a feral cat to get checked out, ideally a place that will neuter/vax him and treat the area for free or very modest price? Aren’t there “neuter and release” clinics somewhere? Thanks!
My beloved 20 year old cat could really use a check up but he would loose his mind if I dropped him off. It would take him weeks to settle back down at home afterwards. I’ve had no known exposure, no symptoms since February when I think I did have it, and I would 100% comply with a mask. Are there any veterinarians in the Austin area who would let me accompany my cat?
Or is the only pathway to being a veterinarian an undergraduate degree in pre-vet med?
I read the community rules, but if this post is somehow against them, I'll understand if it gets removed.
I'm currently living in a small city in Mexico and I've been thinking a lot recently about getting a dog. I have my own house with a small backyard and I have plenty of time to go for walks in the mornings and evenings. I'm interested in getting a Shiba because they seem quite smart and attentive (besides being extremely cute). Also, as far as I understand, they're not a working breed, which is perfect because all I want is a cute companion that will greet me with a fluffy smile when I get home from work. We used to have a Chow Chow at my parents house, so I'm no stranger to shedding and grooming.
The issue is I can't seem to find a puppy. I tried going to some local vets, but most seem unreliable or just don't have any knowledge of Shibas around my area. I don't mind traveling to meet and pick up my new best friend, but I'm out of ideas as to where to look.
Any help is appre... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm currently a pre-vet student so I'm not quite educated on this controversial topic but I was just wondering what a variety of veterinarians think about ear cropping. Other than keeping up with the "breed standard" set by the AKC, is there any medical necessity for it? I've heard some vets say it helps reduce the risk of ear infection by allowing more airflow but I've also heard other vets say it's pretty much just cosmetic.
I started to wonder about this when I adopted my 10 year old pitty and I was told she had chronic ear infections due to her ears being cut extremely short. Since they were so short, dirt and debris could easily get stuck in there. I was also wondering why we see ear cropping in a lot of dobermans and bully breeds when I read that spaniels and a lot of hounds are a lot more susceptible to ear infections. Of course there are different types of ear infections that probably explains this discrepancy but I'd love to hear what the professionals know!
I am going to be a freshman in college and I have wanted to be a veterinarian since I was in 4th grade. I like to watch surgeries on animals, but I saw a TikTok about how veterinarians have a higher suicide rate than the average person, and read some comments about vets crying in the back or even in front of their patient when they have to put down an animal. I also see people saying how they wanted to be a vet but ended up not because they couldn’t handle it. How do I know that this is going to be the right job for me? When did (or didn’t) you realize you could (or couldn’t) do it?
I took in a cat that I soon found out wasnt spayed, and I was blessed with the quarantine kittens last April. I'm on the long wait for PUA and broke as shit. Anyone know of anything thats open with covid and on a sliding scale? I've tried to contact the Humane society, Banfield, and a few others to no avail. Info appreciated!
Hi all! Could someone explain to me exactly what a veterinarian does when employed by the government in regards to public health? Lots of google searches tell me what epidemiologists do in general, but none that tells me specifically what veterinarians do in that area. Thanks!
They’re both paid to see if your pussy is okay!
Hi all. I've got a buddy who manages some clinics in NorCal and he's expressed frustration about not being able to find some quality candidates. During all of this pandemic stuff I've personally been fortunate (I work in a different industry) but I know there are a lot of folks needing career advancement and whatnot. I'm sort of a pen nerd and am most active over on r/fountainpens but my friend doesn't really know reddit and I thought I'd drop the link for job openings to help both him and perhaps some of you who may be looking for a job/wanting to relocate. He sent over their company's page listing everything that's available. There's no catch and I'm not benefitting in any way other than simply paying it forward. My 10 year-old Chow/Border Collie mix have been incredibly grateful to the wonderful care from the veterinarians we've worked with. Thank you all for what you do!
Sadly it's coming to be that time.
My vet is about an hour drive away and doesn't have a local recommendation. I've looked at Yelp and found a few suggestions for Manhattan. I'd appreciate any additional information or suggestions from the hive mind. thanks.
Fearing another bad encounter, George keeps the dog away from other black people, leading his girlfriend to believe he is a racist. Elaine is suspicious that her boyfriend is cheating on her because he still has dating apps installed on his phone. The encounter with the racist dog fuels her suspicion even more, as she thinks he may be lying about his job as well. Jerry asks George to keep bringing the dog to his apartment, as it keeps Newman away, but Jerry discovers he is allergic to dogs. Kramer recommends that Jerry see a hypnotist to get rid of his allergies, and offers to accompany him when he is skeptical. Jerry offends the hypnotist, and as retaliation is hypnotized to not be able to tell a joke at someone else's expense. Kramer is accidentally hypnotized to believe he is a dog. Kramer starts to harass Newman, trigger Jerry's allergies, and anonymously flirt with Elaine's boyfriend over text, causing him to hide text messages from her. Elaine storms into her boyfriend's office t... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi everyone. My fiancee and I will be moving to Reno in about a month (end of July) and I would like to establish veterinary care pretty soon after we get there. We have an eight year old cat and a 13 year old shepherd mix. The cat is a little overweight but otherwise in good health. My main concern is my dog. He's got quite a few health concerns: allergies, severe arthritis, some neurological problems (mostly associated with age), and he's losing his eyesight. He takes several daily medications that will need to be refilled in the month that we arrive.
I'm asking for recommendations for good vets. We are moving to the Curti Ranch area but distance is not really an issue. I'll drive for the right fit.
Also: I looked up a few vets and saw that Damonte Ranch Animal Hospital declaws cats! I can't believe that is still being practiced by anyone. I'm a firm believer that declawing is animal cruelty so please do not include any vets that perform/are in favor of such a practice.
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We will be moving to Helsinki in the next month and are coming from outside the EU with our family dog. Can anyone recommend a vet, and if you relocated to Finland with an animal, please share your experience?
Hello! I recently heard about this program that the US has where aspiring veterinarians can apply to join the army and get their vet school paid for. All of the details are found in this link ( Army Veterinarian ), however, it seems too good to be true. I already intend to reach out to my guidance counselor, but I wanted to see if there was anyone with first-hand experience that could share what it was like! I'm just curious on what exactly being a member of the program (and of the army in this case) entails and what people would recommend doing to increase their chances of being chosen for the program!
Thank you! :)
Which is the best veterinarian clinic in Laredo? One that is easy to get in and out of without long waits, but is also great with the pets.
Does anyone in the reptile community know of any veterinarians in the Fredericton area that are good with reptiles, specifically bearded dragons? I don't want to take my baby girl for a check-up with someone that knows nothing about her but will still charge the big bucks just to tell me that she's definitely a bearded dragon.
Hello All! My 13 year old pit mix has been presenting some new and odd behaviors and I am trying to find a great vet who can help me problem solve them. His old vet is not seeing patients right now. Any recommendations? Thank you so much in advanced!
Found 3 kittens, they must be around 10-14 days old. Feeding them KMR around the clock but looking for a cheap veterinarian around LA. My main concern is they haven't pooped, I've tried everything.
I'm in South Central but willing to drive. Thanks for reading!
UPDATE in comments. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!
I recently visited with a physician friend. He had just come from the hospital after sewing up the face of a 3-year old boy who was mauled by a dog. While I do not know the particulars of this case, it brought to mind my own work with some shelters and their desire to save every single dog and cat, regardless of their aggression towards people, regardless of the animal’s physical and mental health.
What I really want to know is when did the safety of those adopting animals become less important than an aggressive pet? Why is finding a home for every animal, regardless of their temperament the most important thing? Some people assume that being alive equals quality of life. It's clear to me, as a veterinarian and dog-lover, that not only is this equation incorrect, but it also causes fear and anger to spread like a virus, amongst people and pets alike.
Back when I was still in clinical practice, I did a lot of free work for the local shelter, run by a group of well-meaning individuals... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have a puppy and I worry so much I take him for every small thing, which is usually 200-300 dollars, but today our vet overcharged so much! Almost 1,000. I’ve paid 300 for the same thing in another hospital. I may be silly in hoping to find an honest vet but if you have any recommendations, I will appreciate it.
Hello! I was wondering if there are any science-based teaching programs?
Also...I do not currently have a certification. Is it a waste to try to apply without one? Are there programs out there you like more than others?
Thank you for your time.