Thursday, September 11, 2008

You know you're a veterinarian if...

There are a lot of things about my life that is, let's say, less than clean. I live in a dirty world. I live in a world of hair flying everywhere, feces, urine and anal glands squirting everywhere, saliva, and other bodily fluids all around me. You kinda get used to it. But, you know you're a veterinarian if...

... you can talk about blood and pus while eating a sandwich or bowl of soup.
... you really don't notice or small that odd smell inside your work truck (that one's for you Techgirl! :)
... pus is cool.
... you read magazines with pictures that would curl a layperson's toes.
... you're excited to go to CE and learn about the latest advances in feline lower urinary tract disorder.

I could go for a while more but I have to leave now and see more allergies. See previous post.

5 comments:

TechGirl said...

If you every need someone to clean the 'unnoticeably' stinky work truck, give me a call... unbeknownst to those outside my field, i am a "jack-of-all-trades-willing-to-deal-with-anything-disgusting(except maggots)-for-money" technician. ...although in the current case - a gas mask may be required! :P

Evil Transport Lady said...

Same here, sort of.....we can be in a nursing home, smell the stink and see the gross stuff and go back to the truck and eat lunch:) I guess it just takes a few special people to be able to deal with it;)

Purple Stinky Onion said...

Glad you posted again!

Yes, it does take special people to do our "special" kind of work...I think I learned early on to breathe through my mouth and not make it look noticable...kind of like blinking...now it is just a habit, especially if I start to smell something horrible, like C. Diff!

Anonymous said...

I was at a conference in Bozeman, Montana. These are the ones I heard:
1) You know you're a vet if you can play tic-tac-toe on the scars on your arm.

2) You check your blind date with a Wood's Lamp before going to the movies.

DVM, Montana

Anonymous said...

Check this out:
http://naturalhealthtechniques.com/you-know-youre-a-vet-tech-if.htm

DVM, Montana