Jessica Vogelsang DVM

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This content is sponsored by Petplan.  Working in ER is tough but exhilarating- as Forrest Gump himself once said about a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get (in that case,...

Recently I experienced a family tragedy. My 22 year old little sister was killed in a freak accident while I was away at school in the Caribbean. I cannot tell you how profound this event has been for...

In this article we are going to get a little bit personal. Not telling you the color of my underwear personal, but close. In the past month or so I have had two run-ins with the hospital (human hospitals.)     One...

Whether you are a receptionist, technician, or veterinarian; whether you work full-time, part-time, or do relief work; whether your children are babies, in school, or graduated and on their own, being...

  I lost a patient today, a sweet little critter who was very well loved by his family. He was an older rabbit who died during surgery. I knew he was a poor anesthetic candidate. Rabbits don’t...

I heart science. It’s a huge part of why I’m in this field. I like that there are causes and affects and rules and explanations. I’m a total fangirl when it comes to evidence-based medicine and I...

I am undyingly passionate about providing support for those in the field struggling in a toxic work environment. I run a Facebook group with the intent of being there for those in the field who need an...

In 10 years of working as a veterinary technician, I’ve helped care for thousands of patients. Each one is special, but I think most of my veterinary colleagues would agree that there are a handful of...

Every veterinarian knows the feeling. The sinking pit feeling that you get when a certain client shows up on the schedule, or calls with a legitimate illness concern with their favorite pet.  Its not...

I’m full of compassion. It hurts. It truly hurts. I’m not running out of it. I’m not failing to care about my job but I am running out of patience for people who should care and they don’t.   As...