HUMANE VET

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

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If you are broken.
I will try to fix you up.
Just don't pee on me.

veterinarianjoske:

lesbiansandthelivingdead:

gnattynat:

gettin-nakie-outside:

ask-usedkirby:

“Money Can’t Buy You Happiness, But Money Can Buy You A Baby Goat, Which Is A Ball Of Happiness”   ~Phillard Von Chester 

Have fun looking at baby goats and hope your day gets better!

Look at their little cutie tocks ;-;

omg pygmy goats and baby goats and GOATS

They are controlled by their back stomping posts.

This makes me happy :)

Adorable.

drfrekels:

Note regarding the video: Intraperitoneal (in the tummy) injections seen in this video do not just take “a minute or two.” IP is a minimum of 5 to 15 minutes, depending on species, before clinical death. Watching something die for even 1 minute is terrible.

Note regarding exotics: 
Spay your female rabbits because 50-80% of intact females will develop uterine adenocarcinoma (cancer of the uterus).

Spay your female ferret because intact ones are likely to develop hyperestrogenism, which could be fatal. Intact ferrets could also be more prone to developing adrenal gland disease.

Spay your guinea pigs because if not bred before 7-12 months of age their pubic symphysis fuses inappropriately. If they get pregnant after this occurs dystocia (difficult birth) will occur and mom plus babies will likely die without medical intervention (ie. c-section). Also, intact females are prone to ovarian cysts.

*This information regarding exotics was acquired from Dr. Marion Desmarchelier DVM, IPSAV, DES, MSc, Diplomate-ACZM (Assistant Professor, Zoo, Exotic Animals & Wildlife Medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College)

An example of an intussusception in one of our kittens.

An example of an intussusception in one of our kittens.

Absolutely. Covered. In. Foxtails.

Absolutely. Covered. In. Foxtails.

Suspected calcivirus polyarthritis in a small kitten. This lil’ girl has been limping off and on for a couple days. We’ve been dealing with a bit of a calicivirus outbreak over the past couple of weeks but luckily it seems to be slowing down a bit. This kitten should be fine once she clears the virus from her body. We’ll be taking some x-rays today just to make sure her hips and hind legs are OK and that nothing else is the matter.

An adorable spay patient that I saw today. I love days like this when we have lots of puppies and kittens. It’s much easier to perform most surgeries (especially spays and neuters) on younger animals so make sure you spay and neuter early!

An adorable spay patient that I saw today. I love days like this when we have lots of puppies and kittens. It’s much easier to perform most surgeries (especially spays and neuters) on younger animals so make sure you spay and neuter early!

Those little moments that make you say, “yes, this is why I became a vet.”

Those little moments that make you say, “yes, this is why I became a vet.”

The rare and extremely dangerous miniature black and white cougar mix moves silently through the pristine toy jungle, clear in it’s intent to bring an innocent stuffed animal to swift justice.

The rare and extremely dangerous miniature black and white cougar mix moves silently through the pristine toy jungle, clear in it’s intent to bring an innocent stuffed animal to swift justice.

Trying to get a kitten to pose for a picture is like trying to catch a flea with a pair of chopsticks…
Dealing with a bit of URI (upper respiratory infection) with our kitten colony today. Actually we deal with that everyday but I figured I’d mention it here as the nursery is slow otherwise (knocking furiously on wood).
This little guy has a mild ocular (eye) infection that we’re going to treat topically with erythromycin. These infections usually clear up pretty quickly so I’m expecting a quick recovery from my lil’ patient.

Trying to get a kitten to pose for a picture is like trying to catch a flea with a pair of chopsticks…

Dealing with a bit of URI (upper respiratory infection) with our kitten colony today. Actually we deal with that everyday but I figured I’d mention it here as the nursery is slow otherwise (knocking furiously on wood).

This little guy has a mild ocular (eye) infection that we’re going to treat topically with erythromycin. These infections usually clear up pretty quickly so I’m expecting a quick recovery from my lil’ patient.