Saturday, April 30, 2011

CAMERA CRITTERS-Maggi's Annual Physical

University of Minnesota senior veterinary student at the University of Minnesota's small animal clinic holds our Maggi while the dog is being examined by Dr. Susan Lowum.
Because she was a good, cooperative girl during her exam, Maggi gets a kiss from Dr. Lowum who has taken care of her through major and minor illnesses!  Her temperament and lovable nature makes Maggi a favorite of the veterinary staff, especially after her recent and very serious illness when she was a model patient.

We have taken our animals to the University of Minnesota Veterinary School's clinics for the last 40 years. The drill: First, a vet student examines the animal and then presents the findings to the doctor.  Later the doctor examines the patient, and finally the student and doctor confer with the pet's owner. During this exam we met student Katy D,  who is from New Jersey.  After attending Boston University, she began her veterinary studies at the U of Mn, and she graduates today!  Katy plans to return to New Jersey to begin her career.  Since there weren't too many cows and horses where she grew up, Katy says that she prefers working with small animals.  We wish her many successful and fulfilling years in the animal kingdom! 
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16 comments:

  1. This is a small animal? What do they call the clinic for cats and hamsters? The tiny animals clinic?

    This reminds me of a Far Side cartoon that had the caption "The easiest exam in veterinary school." It showed a student studying with his book open to a chapter for horse ailments and treatments. In one column it listed conditions, such as broken leg, broken ankle, etc. and in the treatment column it said "shoot the horse" next to each condition.

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  2. There is something so beautiful about the relationship between humans and animals. I love that the vet gave Maggi a kiss. That just makes me smile. By the way, our GP visits work the same as your vet visits.

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  3. Such tender photos! And what a sweet face Maggie has.

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  4. I love it when the Vet and staff smooch on Meeps too! :)
    V

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  5. The vet giving Maggi a kiss put a smile on my face!

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  6. I think that vet would be a great teacher, showing such love and compassion. I like this post a lot since I worked at a veterinary hospital for a long, long time.

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  7. She is just so cute! Makes me want a dog.

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  8. I hope the doggie is doing well!
    BTW, check out the new Northfield Daily Photo - I encouraged him to start it!

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  9. Maggie is a doll! Sounds just like two-legged clinic ... med student first, then a resident, then the *real* doc. They have to learn someway! Nice post. Happy Critter Day!

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  10. Congratulations to Kati on her graduation, and to you for being the mom of a model patient. I used to have a cat like that. Veterinarians would thank me, "Oh, we just loved having Herman here."
    Now our dog Lindy gets all excited when we drive into the parking lot at the veterinary clinic, because she loves her vet.
    I really like the idea of taking a pet to a veterinary hospital. What a good idea.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  11. We had a shepherd who looked just like Maggie but that was 50 years ago. Got to bless these University veterinary centers. Our Golden Retriever come down with an autoimmune thing that nobody could figure out until we took her to the Univ. of Florida Vet Center.

    Re Muslim women: Just get a long lens and hide behind a tree. If they're out in public...well, there's no expectation of privacy. Hope that doesn't sound too harsh.

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  12. Beautiful shots.

    Butterfly and Wasp, have a blessed weekend!

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  13. Those pictures could melt the coldest heart, Maggi looks like a great dog. I admire and envy those who work with animals.

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  14. Love the shots and the obviously feeling between your vet and your lovely dog. Wish mine kissed my dogs...too busy...! No excuse.

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  15. The eyes of Maggi are talking so loud. I wish her to be healthy.

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  16. Aww, sweet. Lucky dog to have good care and kisses. Lucky vets to have patients like her.

    As a teen, I dreamed of becoming a vet. sigh ...

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