I am a 41-year-old CVT living with my son and our two cats. I have been in the veterinary business since 2001, having attended Colorado State University, Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology, and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. I worked at several of vet clinics, including an orthopedic surgeon, before I settled in at an animal poison control center in 2012. While working there, I published toxicology briefs and continuing education articles on toxicology through the NAVTA journal and the VSPN network.
In 2015, my panic disorder started to crop up again. I went from a fully functional human being to someone who has trouble leaving the house, trouble eating, and trouble sleeping. I was unable to get to focus at work, and I was forced to resign my position. I miss working in a place where I felt like I was impacting so many animal lives.
Now I am focusing my energies on getting better. Every day is still a struggle at this point, but I still have a great deal of interest in my field. I answer questions through JustAnswer, and I have started this blog to collect my thoughts and my knowledge in one location. I hope to still help people and their pets.
If you have any questions for me, or would like to contact me directly, you can send me an email, and I will get back with you as soon as I can. I love specific questions or requests, and would be happy to cover something you want to know!
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