What Happens When An Animal Dies In An Animal Shelter? Does anyone care? Does Anyone Cry?
Posted by Dr. Ostermann
As veterinarians, it is only a matter of time before we lose a patient. Some patients we can see are heading on their way out and we may be able to relieve their struggle, while others take us by surprise and we fight tooth and nail to bring them back. Sometimes we are successful, sometimes we are not.
I have been successful at reviving every patient that has “taken me by surprise.” That is, until today.
Today a juvenile rabbit started fading on me while recovering from anesthesia. The CPR we tried didn’t revive him.
How do I feel, you may wonder? I am a shelter vet after all…
Posted in Shelter Vet Tails
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