Sept/Oct 2016

Sept/Oct 2016

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Stuck. Many of us can relate to feeling stuck when we continuously repeat old processes, live in unhappy relationships, or work in unhealthy environments. We may know that we are unhappy but often stay the course because we don’t know how to make successful change happen. We become comfortable with the familiar misery.

Getting Your Life Unstuck

Have you ever felt that you were in a rut? Trapped? Frozen? Maybe you feel that way now about some part of your life. Read this article for an introduction to the 4 steps to getting “unstuck.”

In May 2016, Leonard Marino received an associate’s degree in veterinary science technology from Suffolk County Community College on Long Island. This qualified him to work as a veterinary technician and as the editor of the hospital’s newsletter at Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) in Plainview, New York. Marino’s story, however has a unique twist. He is not only a retired pediatrician but is as industrious and persistent as ever at the age of 84. Here he shares why a new career late in life was exactly what he wanted.

Family Ties

In May 2016, at the age of 84, Leonard Marino received an associate’s degree in veterinary science technology. Now, he assists his son in performing veterinary orthopedic surgeries.

Toxicology Talk is written and reviewed by members of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Animal Poison Control Center (APCC). The mission of the APCC is to help animals exposed to potentially hazardous substances, which it does by providing 24-hour veterinary and diagnostic treatment recommendations from specially trained veterinary toxicologists. It also protects and improves animal lives by providing clinical toxicology training to veterinary toxicology residents, consulting services, and case data review.

Top 10 Toxins That Are Rarely Serious

Read this article for some very common “toxic” exposures that may sound serious but rarely cause any significant clinical signs. Some recommendations for treatment—if needed—are included.

Becoming a “Cat-Friendly” Practice

Becoming a “Cat-Friendly” Practice

Even though I am a dog and horse lover, I admit that becoming a cat-friendly practice is one of the best changes my clinic has made in the 22 years I have worked there.

When you believe that the circumstances in your life cause your feelings, you are left feeling powerless. Some people react by trying to manipulate everyone and everything around them in an attempt to feel better. Good luck with that. We can’t control others. Clients are going to behave badly, coworkers will aggravate us some days, we may have supervisors who have no business leading, and other people in our lives will continue to do things that aggravate and inconvenience us. But we get to decide what to think about all of those situations. And in turn, we get to decide how we are going to feel.

The Golden Ticket to Feeling Better

When you believe that the circumstances in your life cause your feelings, you are left feeling powerless. The truth is that you do have power—the power to make yourself feel better.

The Definition of Home

The Definition of “Home”

Home is a feeling. It may be a feeling that you associate with where you grew up, or where your children grew up. It may be a friend’s house, or a favorite vacation spot. If you are lucky, it’s where you are right now.

The field of shelter medicine has made enormous strides since the first shelter medicine residency was established at UC Davis in 2000. Get an inside look at the people who started the program and how they did it.

15 Years: A Brief History of Shelter Medicine

The field of shelter medicine has made enormous strides since the first shelter medicine residency was established at UC Davis in 2000. Get an inside look at the people who started the program and how they did it.

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