Large animal veterinarians know all too well that holidays
are often interrupted with emergency calls.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are known for large family gatherings with
large meals, but they are also known for cold weather. Before I hired my first associate, I was a
solo practitioner and I worked every
Thanksgiving and Christmas for 7 years with no break. It was a given that I would be called out at
some point during these holidays.
One Thanksgiving in particular, my mother-in-law came to visit for the
week. She remarked that she wouldn’t
mind going on a few calls with me, if I got any (If I […]