Posts by Stephanie Guiler

Remembering the pet’s perspective

Posted June 30, 2016

The other day I had the pleasure of meeting Sue, a caring owner who was bringing her cat “Bug” to the clinic for his wellness exam. We got settled in the exam room and Mister Bug was doing his fair share of hissing and growling. Sue then reacted as many of us would, and apologized for the cat’s conduct, feeling guilty that he wasn’t on his best behaviour that day. This scenario occurs commonly...

When the bugs fight the drugs

Posted June 16, 2016

Veterinary medicine is a constantly evolving field, with new pharmaceutical products being released every year. Drugs can play an important role in preserving the health of individuals and populations as a whole. However, they need to be used in a responsible and appropriate manner. In recent...

Behind the forefront

Posted June 10, 2016

When clients step into a vet clinic, they are often greeted by a smiling receptionist and a tasteful display of pet paraphernalia; namely the clinic’s forefront. Most of the time, the deepest a client will penetrate into a clinic is the exam room and nothing further, leaving “the back” as a complete mystery. As an owner, it can be stressful to see your fur child be taken through the other door of the exam room...

Time to kiss the classroom goodbye and prepare for hands-on learning

Posted May 27, 2016

Before we dive into the wonders of the externship, I’d like to introduce myself and share my journey to vet med. I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian since the ripe age of 6, mostly because I thought animals were just so darn cute and friendly. Although my reasoning for choosing this profession has evolved throughout the years, I have always had a passion for animals and...