When we learned Bert developed diabetes, it put a huge damper on our lives. We took to Dr. Google to see that 80% of cats develop kidney disease over the course of their lives. Once Dr. Ruby (our veterinarian) was able to put us at-ease… in appreciating that Bert could have great quality of life for a long time with a just a twice-daily dose of insulin we were enthusiastically on-board. Thx to Dr. Ruby and all the caring veterinarians out there who patiently work with families like ours to ensure those furry family members stay active as parts of our lives for as long as they have good quality of life!!
Being a veterinarian is a real journey. When we are able to effect healing and to extend the relationships between families and pets, it is the best and most rewarding feeling imaginable. But when a family’s pet is in decline, or when we are incapable of restoring them to health, it’s one of the loneliest sensations I have ever experienced. #FromTheHeart