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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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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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