I’m a married, mid-forties, mother of two teen boys living in the Dallas, Texas area. In case you’re not from here and have pre-conceived notions: I am born and raised Texan (although my parents are Cuban). I love Texas, but I’m not a crazy right wing lunatic. Although, some of my best friends are, and I still love them, because I’m a good person.
I graduated Cum Laude from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After graduation I worked for a corporate veterinary practice for all of two years. Corporate medicine wasn’t for me, so I left and went to the Animal Medical Center of Plano, a small animal clinic in an affluent Dallas suburb. I worked there for 18 years, watching clients’ kids, puppies and kittens grow up. The kids went off to college and got married. The puppies and kittens grew old and died. That cycle of life, that human docs don’t often get to experience, wears on you. After 20 years of practice, I needed a change.
So now I work at Mazie’s Mission Rescue Hospital, one of the only hospitals in the country that specializes in treating homeless animals. There are plenty of well-care and spay/neuter clinics out there, but what sets us apart is that we are a full service animal hospital; we just don’t see any privately owned pets. Our patients all come from rescue groups or shelters. We are purely in the business of saving animals and I LOVE it.
So I spent the first half of my career serving pet owners, now the second half is dedicated to serving pets.
This blog is mostly about my new adventure (with some random rants thrown in, just because).