For the Love of Veterinary Medicine, Science and Learning

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As a veterinary technician specialist in clinical pathology, Lori Balliet wears many hats. Whether it’s teaching students to count and differentiate 100 cells from a blood smear or supervising the lab at Quakertown Veterinary Clinic, her passion for learning, science and animals is clear. What inspired your decision to start a career with animals? After earning my bachelor’s degree in …

Dr. Galvan, DVM: Turning Lessons Learned into Practice

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Dr. Galvan at work

After nine years of practicing medicine, Dr. Galvan has seen a lot and learned even more. After years of experience, there are a lot of things he wishes he could have learned back in veterinary school: practical business management, navigating a winding career path, or how to be taken seriously after a patient’s abscess unexpectedly bursts onto your glasses. When …

Racelle LaMar, DVM: Rising from the Ashes

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As a sole practitioner with a well-established small animal practice in Santa Rosa, California, Racelle LaMar, never imagined her clinic, Northtown Animal Hospital, would be ravaged by wildfires. Since the Santa Rosa wildfires, she and her team have worked tirelessly to provide continuity of care for their clients and their pets. One year later, Dr. LaMar shares her lessons learned …

Kimberly Pope-Robinson, DVM: 1 Life Connected

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At one point in her life, Kimberly Pope-Robinson, DVM, CCFP was at a crossroads. Suffering from mental anguish and emotional exhaustion, Dr. Pope-Robinson faced questions that plague all too many veterinary professionals and began to examine her desire for life to go on. In the thralls of despair with pills in hand, Dr. Pope-Robinson thought of her horse Toby, her …

Debbie Breitstein, DVM: Desire and determination in veterinary medicine

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Even as a child, Dr. Debbie Breitstein knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She didn’t even waver when the family veterinarian tried to talk her out of it. Since then, she’s spent years treating furry companions of all dispositions, including one too-curious dog still covered in live bees, and another sporting some rather scandalous stomach contents. Luckily, the …