I have just watched one of the most vibrant, intelligent,
good-natured cats I’ve ever known rapidly succumb to her cancer right before my
As a veterinarian, I fully understand that death is a big
part of this job.Naturally, it behooves
us veterinarians not to get too attached to our patients.There’s a proper balance between being a
cold heartless stone and a total emotional wreck that all veterinarians
navigate soon after becoming practitioners.I thought I had negotiated that balance pretty deftly.But here I sit, at home in front of my
laptop, barely able to keep myself together as I type.