About Me

Name: Vivian  Cardoso-Carroll

Personal:  Married, 2 kids (both boys, a pre teen and a teen), 3 dogs (Mia the terrible yet awesome lab,  and Nixon the terrier mix), a Figure 8 freshwater puffer fish named “Mrs. Puff”, and miscellaneous other fish in a different tank because Mrs. Puff will eat them.

Jobs: Carroll family logistics manager and Associate Veterinarian at Animal Medical Center of Plano, Plano Texas since 2000.Freelance (as in I work for free) blogger.

Website: www.planovets.com

College:  Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine class of 1998

Clinical Interests:  Internal Medicine

Dogs or Cats:  Don’t hate me, I like cats, but I love dogs

Best thing about being a vet:  the patients

Worst thing about being a vet:  The money thing.

Favorite Movies:  Garden State, Little Ms. Sunshine, 40 Year Old Virgin, Singles, Juno 2017 update: I think I filled this out about eight years ago. I still love all those movies, though. I’ll add Shawshank Redemption, Goonies and Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion. I suppose it’s a little concerning that the most recent movie on that list came out in what, 1998? I may be officially “old”.

Favorite TV Show: I don’t think I have a current fave.  I watched Breaking Bad and it almost killed me from sheer emotional turmoil.  Best show of all time, probably “Seinfeld”.  Follwed by a brilliant show that only lasted two seasons because I think I’m the only one who loved it called “Dead Like Me”. Update: 2017- after about 9:00PM, I like to turn my brain off and stream stuff on Amazon or Netflix. Currently watching: The Crown, Man in the High Castle, Fleabag, Catastrophe, and Season 1 of the Walking Dead. Other favorites:  Fargo, Game of Thrones, The Unbreakable Kimi Schmidt, and Blackish.

Favorite Color: Blue, particularly the color of the sky just after sunset.

Favorite Smell: Puppy Breath, Cilantro, Ginger

Favorite Food: most anything, no weird sea creatures

Favorite Bands:  Weezer, Beastie Boys, Vampire Weekend, Silversun Pickups, The Shins. 2017 update: Meh on Vampire Weekend, still love all those other bands though. The Shins just named their new album “Heartworms”, which makes them extra awesome.

Beatles or Stones: Beatles



7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I just discovered your blog and i think your my BFF..lol…Im a mom and an L.V.T.and live in nyc. I go down to san antonio tx at least once a year as my in laws live there (we might actually be moving out to houston in about a year). I just recently left one of those big corporate hospitals, I finally had the guts to just get out of there. I have worked in emergency medicine for about 5 years now, while i love it I think I’m ready (and my family) for something wth more normal hours and a decent schedule, :-). Anyway, Im so glad i discovered your blog…you have got yourself another devoted reader…..keep it up!

    1. THANKS!!! Fyi I also have a weekly blog (every Tuesday under “The Daily Vet” and Wednesday under “Purely Puppy” at http://www.petMD.com ) Altough my Cone of Uncertainty readers tend to be a much nicer bunch (or at least the mean ones are more vocal at PetMD ;). Thanks for the kind words you made my afternoon 😉 Good luck getting a nice quiet bloat-free day job 🙂

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