Jessica Vogelsang DVM

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Recently someone asked me what is the worst part about my job as an RVT. I’m sure they were expecting me to say something about euthanasias, but really, the worst part is having to listen to clients...

It had been a bad month. There were staffing issues, including an employee with a serious dog bite injury. Our basement flooded, creating a big mess. A flu-like virus struck the whole family one at a time...

Dear Emergency Room Pet Owner, Your pet is sick or hurt and you’ve just been told that you are going to have to leave him in the hospital overnight. You’re scared, you’re worried, you’re...

“It only gets worse after you graduate,” a practicing veterinarian once told me. “You have real patients to take care of with real legal consequences if you screw up – things were way simpler in...

I am officially angry. This feeling is one that does not come to me lightly. I might get fired up about things that are important to me but I don’t consider myself someone who lets anger creep into my...

Today an owner told me I have the worst job in the world. His reasoning was not what I expected.     Said owner’s dog was dropped off for an exam by the pet sitter. She said the dog was just...

Recently I was part of an argument in a comments section on Facebook. I told myself not to get involved but after seeing so many veterinary technicians and veterinarians beaming with pride regarding our...

Today our clinic had a very special visitor. We had a job shadow come and learn a bit about becoming a veterinary technician. A freshman in high school, I won’t lie I wasn’t expecting much out of her....

Recently, I saw a dog for a sarcoma. The consultation was arranged after the owner was yelling at our staff in the waiting area that he needed be seen immediately for the tumour that had been growing on...

My daughter and I have chronic illnesses that took a long time and many doctors to diagnose. We’ve met some outstanding doctors and others that have frustrated us and dismissed our suffering.     I’m...