I have always been a “quality” over “quantity” person. I haven’t really explored the reason, but I suspect it has to do with how often I am around animals, observing how “in-the-moment” they are. I eye their mindfulness with intense jealousy as this is definitely a struggle for me (so many to-do lists going on at all times!)Read More
Wow- thank you SO much for the out-pouring of love, support and understanding! I am reminded of how these special bonds have touched so many and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.Read More
As I was finishing veterinary school in Ames, my husband was happily employed by Des Moines Public Schools and not the least bit excited about a move. Finding a veterinary position near Ames has always been a challenging task for just this reason. Many students find themselves with spouses working in the area and have job searches limited by geography. After searching and searching, I quite randomly landed in Adel where I had a great-aunt living. Finding Adel Veterinary Clinic to begin my veterinary career was the gift of a lifetime.Read More
My dog is dying and I’m devastated to say goodbye.
As a veterinarian, I face death on a daily basis. I watch (and cry) as person after person weeps as they say final goodbyes, having often made the heroic choice to end the pain and suffering of his or her very best friend.
Halloween can be scary for pets too. Follow these pet safety tips to make sure your pet is treated and not tricked this Halloween!Read More