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My Parents Were Right About These 5 Phrases

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com I’m from the south. I was born in Kenner, Louisiana and spent the first 9 years of my life immersed in southern hospitality. My...

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When Getting Stood Up is a Good Thing

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com I’m sitting in an empty room at a conference trying to decide if I’m upset that no one showed to hear my lecture. I’m about 90% not...

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Are You Providing Legendary Customer Service?

Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com When I went away to college at Mississippi State University, I was a wreck. I’d never been away from home. Though I fell in love with...

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Why This Seminole Veterinarian Doesn’t Cry At Euthanasias

“I don’t know how you do this. It must be so hard.” Inevitably, a client will say this to me when I come to their home to euthanize their pet. My stock answer (which is completely true) is that I’m a basket case when it comes to losing my own pets, so if I...

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Let’s Stand Together and Say NO

by CHERIE T. BUISSON, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com I often think of the things that drove me from private practice. The unpredictable hours, physical strain, abusive and manipulative...

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Treating Negativity Like Ringworm

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com Negativity is like ringworm. Sometimes it’s so subtle you can’t see it. Just knowing you’ve been exposed to it can make you itchy....

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Let It Burn: Why I’m Grateful for the Bad Stuff

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPVCertified Hospice and Palliative Care VeterinarianOriginally published on DrAndyRoark.com When I heard about the fire at our local park, I was shocked and upset. My husband and I ride our bikes or walk through that park almost every...

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Jeez, Can’t You Take a Compliment?

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com My antidote to the mess that is veterinary medicine is quilting. It’s a hobby filled with beauty and creativity. Though I may be...

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Making Molehills Out of Mountains

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com When I was in college, I went to north Georgia for a holiday weekend.  I’d never seen mountains and was eager to scratch...

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The Gift of Forgiveness

by Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com Whether you’re giving it, receiving it or bestowing it upon yourself, forgiveness is one of the most beautiful things in our lives....

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Martyrdom in Veterinary Medicine

Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Originally published on DrAndyRoark.com Those people who insist upon being the first at work in the morning and the last to leave at night share a common malady. They share it...

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