Today we said goodbye

Today we said goodbye to one of our beloved patients. As a licensed veterinary technician who works in an oncology (cancer) department, I often hear the Oncologist quote things like “with [his type of cancer] the median survival rate without treatment is 3 months and with treatment: 12-18 months.” “T”, as I will call him…

Dealing with euthanasia: a vet tech perspective 

I recently read a blog by a veterinary technician about how vet techs cry even though you may not see it. At the time I thought “wow this is so true” but today it hits home more than ever (I can’t find the link but once I do I will link to the post).  Sometimes…

Good days and bad days

Anyone who has experienced any type of daily challenge can attest to good and bad days. As a veterinary nurse working with pet patients with cancer, I can also say that some days are good and some bad. Today was a bad day. We said goodbye to one of my favorite patients today – now…