I’ve only been an ER (Emergency Room) vet for a few months now, so take my experiences with a grain of salt. The ER room can sometimes be a roller coaster and some weeks can really exhaust you, no matter the concentration of your caffeine.

Sometimes the animals come in on the brink of death and all you can do is help them crossover peacefully.

Other times, you get conditions that require emergency surgery at 3am in the morning, while a room full of sick animals and anxious owners also await your consult.

Sometimes you get pleasant surprises and the patient you thought would for sure not make the night ends up pulling through and going home. Sometimes all the finances and resources fall short. Frustrated owners will scream at you and claim you don’t care because their pets are too sick, too quickly, and money is a variable. Some will bake you cookies for pulling out a tick. Some will refuse to let go despite a very grave prognosis and take their pets home, only to return with their body in the morning because they passed overnight. Sometimes that heart failure you thought would only live 6 months, comes in for their 1 year recheck echo. Or that puppy you refused to euthanize for congenital blindness comes in for his first puppy vaccines ❤️

The point is, life is full of surprises an unexpected turns. If you are willing to keep looking for light in the darkest of places without stopping, even when it seems impossible, you will succeed ?✨

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