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Sweet revenge

One of the front staff girls (really sharp pre-vet) brings a 9 week kitten to work with her that often is just running around. Never causes a problem.

We have a big pit bull and a big lab that are clinic dogs - used to provide blood for transfusions.

Yesterday the pit bull got loose in the clinic and went after the kitten. I did a football dive and grab and the pit bull bounced off my back. This endeared me to the kittens owner but convinced most of the rest of the hospital staff that I was nuts (Kitten Save!)

Well today for my pre-employment test the head DVM wanted to see me do an induction, intubation, cephalic vein catheter, cephalic blood draw from the other leg, saphenous vein blood draw, jugular vein blood draw, cystocentesis, and urinary catheter, and handle all of the anesthesia myself. All of it went off without a hitch except my first catheter got a flash and then stuck on something, but the second one went in fine. He also liked my taping job that now is the clinic standard.

Guess who got to be the test dummy for that?
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titanic August 6th, 2007
He was perfectly fine an hour later. It would heve been better revenge if I was incompetant, but fortunately for him I'm actually pretty good at this stuff now. Besides, we were doing this in an emergency clinic with the doctor watching me do it all.

tuftears August 6th, 2007
Yay kittensave!

Yikes... That's a lot of procedures you had to go through. What does it mean when 'my catheter got a flash'?

titanic August 7th, 2007
When you put a catheter in, you know you hit the vein as it fills with blood pretty quickly. It can only go so far as it has a cap on it, but thats when you know you are in the right place. Then you advance it the rest of the way in. In the case of my first one, I think I went through the vein and out the other side.

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