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8 Uncomfortable Talks You Need to Embrace

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com Today I spent the afternoon at a family dinner for my brother’s birthday. Gatherings with my family are always unique. My...

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An Ephiphany from A League of Their Own

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com I’m sitting here, and I can’t work because I’m weeping at the end of “A League of Their Own”. It doesn’t help that I’m feeling...

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Perfectionists and Feedback – A Dangerous Combination

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com I can’t really express in words how much I hate to be criticized. Speaking as a human being, there is little I hate more than being...

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A Lesson Learned from Asparagus Pee

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com Over a decade ago, I visited friends up in Georgia, and they served sautéed asparagus with dinner. I made a joke about asparagus pee,...

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The Liar

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com There’s a liar that lives inside us all. The conniving, evil voice in our heads that tells us we’re not good enough, or that we need...

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The Crisis of Helplessness in Veterinary Medicine

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com A recent discussion about online reviews led me to an epiphany. I think much of the mental health crisis in veterinary medicine stems...

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Don’t Be Fooled into Believing You’re Stuck

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com After my divorce, I had to trade in a car I really loved for something less expensive. There were several people who would have gone...

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Are You Doing These 5 Basics of Self-Care?

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com When I have a patient in the hospital, here are my requirements: – They have to have pain control – They have to have food – They...

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When Stress is Like Cheesecake

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com I once ate an entire cheesecake by myself. Not at one sitting……ok, yeah it was in one sitting other than the fact that I got up twice...

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Are You a Boss Who Keeps Employees Safe?

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com When I was a baby vet, I worked for a taciturn male veterinarian who never failed to surprise me with his forward thinking. He always...

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