Debbie Breitstein, DVM: Desire and determination in veterinary medicine

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Even as a child, Dr. Debbie Breitstein knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She didn’t even waver when the family veterinarian tried to talk her out of it. Since then, she’s spent years treating furry companions of all dispositions, including one too-curious dog still covered in live bees, and another sporting some rather scandalous stomach contents. Luckily, the …

Catherine Roach, DVM: Batting 1000 in veterinary medicine

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Whether you’re a baseball fan or not, you may have heard the story of the “goose chase” that occurred at a Detroit Tigers game last May when Dr. Catherine Roach switched out her baseball cap for her veterinarian one when a lone Canada goose needed help. We caught up with Dr. Roach to learn about her relief work and the …

Gail S. Wolfe, DVM: Paving your own way in veterinary practice

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After practicing for nearly 48 years, Dr. Gail S. Wolfe still encounters cases she’s never seen at Bennett Road Animal Clinic, in Okemos, Michigan. It’s that variety and getting to know her clients that keeps her passionate about veterinary medicine and the root of her decision not to specialize. Practicing out of her home, Dr. Wolfe never truly leaves work …

Moira Fitzgerald BS, RVT: Adventures in veterinary medicine

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When Moira Fitzgerald BS, RVT owned her own ballet studio in high school, veterinary medicine was the furthest thing from her mind. What began as keeping a few friends company during shifts at an emergency veterinary clinic in Sacramento, California, grew into a passion for veterinary medicine, teaching, and helping others, particularly, other veterinary technicians. Tell us a little about …

Cierra Buer, DVM: Courage is all about showing up

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Moo. Cluck. Nay. Bah. Meow. Woof. All noises you might expect to find surrounding a budding veterinarian. And for Dr. Cierra Buer, that environment is exactly what ignited her love of animals and spurred her dedication to practice veterinary medicine. In practice for nearly 15 years, Dr. Buer is the lead veterinarian at the Rimrock Veterinary Clinic in Redmond, Oregon …