NASA

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...
The Quality of Life Question We All Should Be Asking

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...
Why Working on My Own Pets is THE WORST

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...
The Toxic Relationship Everyone Is In Right Now

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 financial...
‘Tis the Season for…..Euthanasia?

‘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 phenomenon that...
The Vet Who Canceled Christmas

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 Center’s...