Cat testicles. The one on the left was stuck in the inguinal region of this particular 18 month old critter. 🐱πŸ”ͺ So I’m posting this photo not because this was the first cryptorchid cat neuter I’ve done, but because when the owner brought this cat in today and said, β€œWe must neuter this cat right now because his behavior is out of control,” I said ok. 🐈🐈🐈 After I said ok, I reached out to the online vet hive mind for support and reassurance on my surgical approach, and within five minutes there they were with tips and reassurance. πŸ‘Š YOU GUYS ROCK. I feel so lucky to be part of such a supportive community. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ #vetmed #vetlife #spayandneuter #vetstudent #dvm #veterinarian

Who else has seen this making its way around the internet??? πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ . I HATE this β€œmeme.” And I like Snoop, so I’m sorry, Snoop, that some jerk coopted your image for this nonsense. …………. . Finances are a significant point of contention in vet med and something that the vast majority of us as veterinarians deal with on a daily basis. There are days when my staff and I spend more hours trying to figure out how we can get animals the care they need, how we can compromise on treatments that the owners can afford, how we can try to do something to help that animal and their person, than we do on actual medicine. ……………. . If your vet bill surprises you when you check out, there should have been a conversation about it before treatments were performed. If you as an animal owner have financial concerns or a budget for the day, then you need to SPEAK UP and TELL YOUR VET. We are not mind readers. If I’m explaining a plan to you for diagnostics and treatment, and you say all good go ahead, no mention of money or questions about how much things cost, how am I to know that that is an issue? Communication is KEY, everyone. I have NO PROBLEM, and NO JUDGEMENT when people cannot afford β€œivory tower” medicine. . I just want to help your animal. ……… I think the other thing that really bugs me about this meme is, well, ok, two things: . 1) How quickly it’s getting shared and all the snarky comments people make. β€œI bankrolled their office this month.” β€œI should have an exam room named after me.” Really guys, really? Do you have any idea what kind of costs are associated with running a veterinary hospital? Do you think that those of us who work there- vets, and techs, support staff, etc- do you think that we don’t have bills to pay, or that somehow our bills get paid by the goodness of our hearts because we β€œlove what we do”? Seriously. . 2) this picture. Like I said, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Snoop. But the smirk on his face, taken in this context, just makes me so mad. Like we are all sneaking around in the back of the clinic, sneakily sneaking and pumping up your bill. GTFO. For real. ………