Saturday On Call

November 30, 2018

By Kailey Ann McDougald It’s 6 am on this Saturday morning. I’ve been up since 3 am with a calving. Snow is falling steadily as I look out the window of a breakfast diner on Main Street, waiting for our clinic to open at 8 am. My heart is as full as the cup of... Read More

A Veterinarian’s Prayer

November 23, 2018

An authentic petition by Dr. Andrew Roark. Guide me in medicine. Please let me find the tiny, dehydrated vein of the ancient kitty when I am asked to perform euthanasia under the emotional eye of her owner. I pray for this first, Lord, because it is my single most common reason for prayer, so let’s... Read More

Yolked for Life

November 16, 2018

By Robert Engel On one trip to Honduras, our group was walking through some slightly rough terrain.  Upon passing over a creek bed on a footbridge, I observed two oxen yoked together and were driven by a man.  One ox was younger and smaller than the other, and closer observation revealed the older ox was... Read More

Compassion Fatigue?

November 9, 2018

Do You Have Compassion Fatigue? As a veterinarian professional, statistics tell us that you are in one of the most stressful professions that exist.  Working with ailing animals and the people that love them produces a unique type of stress that many other professionals don’t regularly have to deal with.  Compassion fatigue is defined as... Read More

Angels in Disguise

November 2, 2018

Veterinarians have a unique skill set that is valued by people everywhere.  Everyone wants their animals to be healthy but not every community has access to the professional skills of Veterinarian professionals. Christians Veterinary Mission provides the opportunity for these angels in disguise to help people in faraway places care for their animals, building relationships,... Read More