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Job at a veterinary oncology department
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8 May 2023 - 8:49 am
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I always mean to be here more, but then I fail. LOL. I'm an alumni, for those that don't know me. Anyway, this forum has been especially on my mind lately. I moved and finally got a new job. I will be starting at the oncology department of a Veterinary Hospital next week. I am super excited. It's a teaching hospital so there will be lots of opportunities to learn. They are going to help pay for my schooling so I can finally get my vet technician certification. 

 

I will be working and in school but I'm hoping I'll still remember and have time to pop up here and share things I've learned. Cora wasn't a cancer dog but so many of the tripawds here are.

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8 May 2023 - 10:07 am
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OMD!!! Just saw this after sending you a PM about the Morris video. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! WOW!

What VTH? WSU? We are so happy for you!!!

And for those who don't know Cora's story, I highly recommend checking it out!

https://tripawd.....s-miracle/

Virginia







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8 May 2023 - 4:11 pm
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THRILLED FOR YOU, ABSOLUTELY  THRILLED!!!  

Anyone who has you as their Veterinary  Tech will be so blessed.  AMD to start at the Oncology  Dept....WOW!!  

I have no doubt you will continue  to make contributions  on so many levels because  of your experience with Cora and Floyd too.  We all benefited  greatly  and were so,privileged to be part of the "Cora experience"...and what an adventure it was.  The devotion  to her well being knew know limits. 

Okay, keep us posted!

 

Hugs 

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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8 May 2023 - 8:29 pm
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Hey Chris!  Good to hear from you.

Congrats on the new job!  It's always awesome when someone is successful pursuing their passion.

 

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls and Boy

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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25 May 2023 - 5:44 pm
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Thanks all. I am loving the job. I have so much learn but the staff are great teachers. If your dog or cat has cancer, and there's a teaching hospital nearby, I definitely recommend it. The doctors here are so sharp. There's also so many opportunities for new technology and clinical trials. I think right now we have 13 different clinical trials going. 

I actually assist in giving chemotherapy, so the posts here about that are super interesting to me now. 

There's definitely going to be really sad days, but for so many dogs and cats, there's hope. 

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25 May 2023 - 8:36 pm
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Oh that's wonderful to hear! You have such a huge, compassionate heart for all beings, the pets who get to be your patients are so lucky!

Speaking of chemotherapy, have you heard anything about a carboplatin shortage? There's a member in CA who had to switch osteosarcoma protocols because her oncologist couldn't track any down. See:

https://tripawd.....y/#p254423

I'm thrilled you are enjoying the new career. We need more techs like you!

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25 May 2023 - 9:14 pm
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Oh Tooher, thos makes me so happy to kno ho1 much you are enjoying  this career.  You really are loving on syncith a job that resonates with you on so many levels.    

I'll always, always, always be in awe of the commitment and love and devotion  you showd to Cora (and Floyd too).  Cora brought you here, and ultimately  in many ways to the job you hold now.  We learned so much from all the creative  ways you found  to help Cora and to understand "the dog  within", and how to communicate accordingly.  And now you will continue to educate us as you learn more and about cutting edge therapies.  And I have no doubt uou will add value to all your "teachers" because of what  you've observed here 

So yeah, who knew where your journey ey with Cora would ultimately  lead you😎

Hugs 

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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27 May 2023 - 4:45 pm
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You all are too nice. Thank you

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Speaking of chemotherapy, have you heard anything about a carboplatin shortage? There's a member in CA who had to switch osteosarcoma protocols because her oncologist couldn't track any down. 

 

There definitely is. Our doctors have been scrambling trying to prioritize and get some. 

And I have no doubt uou will add value to all your "teachers" because of what  you've observed here 

 

Yeah, the experience here and with Cora can definitely help me. I have such a different perspective on amputation because of that. Also, what we, as our pet's people, go through when trying to evaluate quality of life.

It's funny, because a memory just came up in my Facebook page of Cora. She will always be my heart dog. Hmm... I forgot, I always have issues posting images here. Well, stay tuned for a nostalgic Cora picture

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27 May 2023 - 9:25 pm
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Well YOU are pretty darn nice too!

That is such a bummer about the carboplatin shortage. Yikes! I hope that gets resolved soon, it must be so tough for the vets to prioritize patients and then have to tell clients where they rank. Ugh!

Cora is our heart dog too! If you have problems adding images just let me know, I'm happy to help.

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