My interest in animals can best be described as a fascination. I loved the brightly colored banana spiders at my Grandparent’s house and wanted to know everything about the intricate nests the birds in my yard constructed. When I was young, I was more attached to wild animals. Killer Whales were one of my favorites. I can vividly remember being 8 or 9 and waiting for the Nat Geo VHS to come in the mail that I ordered. The one that had a compilation of wild animals in their natural habitat.
Not surprise, when I reached my high school years, I slipped into a profession dealing with animals. The local community college had a Registered Veterinary Technician (akin to a human nurse) program. At that point I knew so little about veterinary clinics, that I was in for a surprise. Thankfully, a pleasant one. I had thought to work as an RVT until I could make it to study as a veterinarian. While working in my first clinic, I realized that I didn’t want to be a veterinarian. I enjoyed too much the frantic pace of the technician and they way that they were able to interact with the clients on a personal level. This was only affirmed by the later clinics that I worked at. My second clinic taught me all about high quality medicine. I fell in love with the ability to provide owners with the option to take care of their pets like they were family. This was perhaps exacerbated by the fact that I had gotten my very first pet since being on my own, a boxer named Murcielago. Sadly, due to my boyfriend having a severe cat allergy compounded with my own mild cat allergy, the cats that I had grown up with were a thing of the past. It was just as well, I can’t imagine owning a cat after experiencing the kind of love and devotion of a pet boxer.
My third and final clinic seems to be my resting place. I’m able to do what I love, in a setting that promotes the high quality pet wellness that I crave. I love community-based pet events and educating owners about good pet care. The basis for starting this blog is to share what I’ve learned from working in some of the best veterinary clinics with those who crave deeper information about their pet.
Interests in animal care: increasing wellness for cats, exotic patients and husbandry, and enriching the lives of dogs.