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8 Uncomfortable Talks You Need to Embrace

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

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

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

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...

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The Liar

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

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

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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Stop Trying to Make Euthanasia Perfect

Stop Trying to Make Euthanasia Perfect

Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com Talking with other veterinarians about hospice is something I do every day. I’m in a Facebook group online called Veterinarian Palliative Medicine,...

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Are You Doing These 5 Basics of Self-Care?

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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Are You a Good Teacher?

Are You a Good Teacher?

Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com Every year at my week-long quilt retreat, I meet up with friends and indulge in my favorite pastime. Even though I am a doctor, and...

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When Stress is Like Cheesecake

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?

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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