How To Tell If An Ocelot Is Pregnant [Clinics Series]

You know it's been a good day when letting your hair down results in the release of the fragrant aroma of ocelot feces.  The ocelot in question was artificially inseminated a month ago, and now it's time to find out if she's pregnant.  Unfortunately, there is no "pee on a stick" method for diagnosing ocelot … Continue reading How To Tell If An Ocelot Is Pregnant [Clinics Series]

A Chance to Cut is a Chance to Cure [Clinics Series]

"Surgeons get to be the heroes," she claimed.  "Think about on TV, when they're running out of options, and they say, 'There's only one way to save him.  Send him to surgery.'" She tossed her head dramatically for emphasis. This was spoken by one of my classmates during our second year of vet school, in response … Continue reading A Chance to Cut is a Chance to Cure [Clinics Series]

I AM the Emergency [Clinics Series]

The small animal emergency rotation is split into two shifts: daytime shift (aka triage) and nighttime shift (aka ER). For each shift, there are designated "receiving hours" during which incoming patients are assigned to a student on the shift. From there, patients may be treated immediately, temporarily housed in the ER while awaiting diagnostics, or … Continue reading I AM the Emergency [Clinics Series]