All hands and paws on deck!
It’s all about team work when working in a busy animal hospital. Yes we all have our positions, but that doesn’t mean we don’t help when needed. It can be the technicians answering calls, invoicing clients out, to us all trying to hold a fractious cat for a nail trim.
I myself love helping in the back as we call it, the treatment room, where all the action happens. Animals are my passion, so I feel blessed to be able to work with them every day. When I am asked to help hold, or hold off a vein while blood is taken, I do so with gusto.
My favorite is helping prep for surgery, from holding off a vein for a catheter to be placed, to holding their mouths open so the technician can incubate. I love watching the hustle and bustle of the team at work. The flow and coordination is a beautiful thing to see.
I also love to make their beds ready for when surgery is done. I make them like I would a real bed, a soft thick blanket for them to lay on. I put a sheet, a blanket and another soft blanket to cover them. I also fold a towel to make a little pillow. I roll back the top covers so they can be placed in their little spot and then covered up, all snug as a bug in a rug.
I feel privileged to work in a caring environment. An environment, where I feel I make a difference every day. To see a sick patient come in, and to see our team at work, their compassion, empathy and passion is a true gem to behold. To see that patient go home, feeling so much better, and this is all in a day’s work. Working with a great team is key, it’s like a jigsaw puzzle, all the pieces fit, and we at Brock Street Animal Hospital fit very well.