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NASA

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Space movies make me cry. The Martian, Apollo 13, Space Camp (yes, Space Camp – don’t judge me, I grew up in the 80s). It’s not the beauty of space or the analysis of the lives of human...

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The Quality of Life Question We All Should Be Asking

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian In 2016, I lost my dachshund, Muggle, to Cognitive Dysfunction. This brain disease of “doggy Alzheimer’s” is one that steals not only our pets but our own peace of mind. Just like in...

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Why Working on My Own Pets is THE WORST

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian I’ll tell you two secrets: 1. I hate taking care of my own (including my family’s) pets 2. I rarely let anyone else do it. This isn’t an indictment of my family members, their pets, or...

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The Toxic Relationship Everyone Is In Right Now

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian You know how people say that they have a “work wife” or a “work husband”? Well, I have a “work Mom”. My accountant has absolutely no problem hitting me between the eyes with...

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‘Tis the Season for…..Euthanasia?

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian We all know that there are people who don’t enjoy the holidays.  But did you know that veterinary staff members often dread the holiday season? Why? Well, there’s an odd...

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The Vet Who Canceled Christmas

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian When I was in high school, I was part of a very special Christmas tradition. The concert choir at Largo High School auditioned and was selected to participate in Epcot...

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Making a New Year’s Resolution that Works

A few years ago, my husband and I made a New Year’s Resolution to go out with as many of our friends as possible. We made a list of all our buds and made an effort to invite someone out at least once a month. It was the most fun we’ve ever had honoring the...

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Surviving the Holidays Like a…..Veterinarian

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Where did the year go? I need three more Augusts (minus the sweltering heat here in Florida) to catch up! The holidays are always stressful, even for those of us who love...

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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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