clinic, I will allow my red fox labrador retriever to assist me in chart
completion and pathology management.
I absolutely love having
her nap under my desk and her presence brightens up our entire office.
I live in a very dog
friendly community and the majority of my patients own a dog, which makes an
easy conversation for even those personality challenged patients.
Booker is my first dog,
aside from those I grew up with. I honestly can't believe I lived this long
without a dog. Once you experience the bond with a dog there is an immediate
connection with every human who also owns a dog. I imagine the same for cat
I love talking to
patients about their dogs and watching their faces light up with joy. Nothing
compares to the amazing connection built from the incredible stories and tears
that are shared with my dog owner patients.
Booker has become quite
popular among my patients and one 72-year-old gentlemen last week asked if he
could move his six month body exam up to three months so he could get a
"Booker" update. The week prior, a bag of dog treats was dropped off to the
front desk with an attached note: "For Booker."
I can only imagine how
the love would blossom if she hung out in the office during the day.
I would love to hear
other "office dog" stories and your opinions on pets in the clinic.