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Celebrating World Veterinary Day

Celebrating World Veterinary Day

April 30 is World Veterinary Day—a day where we celebrate the incredible accomplishments of veterinary professionals and the lifesaving work they do for our beloved pets. This year, the theme is “Strengthening veterinary resilience”.

Veterinary professionals have always had a challenging job—but the influx of pet adoptions during the pandemic combined with the vet shortage have made the trade all the more demanding. Now more than ever, vets need our support and appreciation.

Veterinarians and veterinarian technicians are at the heart of Pawp. Whether they're providing nutritional guidance for your cat or recommending flea & tick medication for your dog, keeping pets happy and healthy is what they do best.

We'd like to say a huge thank you to Pawp's amazing vet team and to all of the veterinary professionals out there. You're changing lives every day!

Let's meet some of Pawp's talented vet team.

Dr. Thouraya, Pawp DVM

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Do you have pets of your own? What kind and what are their names?

Yes, a Maine Coon called Maine Coosh which is similar to Mancoosh, which means puffed up or fluffy in Lebanese.

What's the funniest pet name you've heard in your years of practice?

No2ta, which means dot in arabic. The kitten, which now is a fully grown cat, was very small back then.

What keeps you going when there are challenges on the job?

Licks, rubs, curls, and puppy eyes.

Dr. Cris, Pawp DVM

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Do you have pets of your own? What kind and what are their names?

I have two Shih-tzus, Sydney and Scott. Sydney turned 2 a few weeks ago, Scott is only 10 months old and is still very naughty.

What's the funniest pet name you've heard in your years of practice?

I had a patient named LLERKI. His original name was KILLER but the dog ended up being a little aggressive and has bitten a number of people, so the owner changed the name to LLERKI in hopes that the dog will become less aggressive. It didn’t work. I just thought the story behind the name was funny.

What keeps you going when there are challenges on the job?

Small animal veterinary medicine is a very stressful and fast-paced profession, and burnout is real in our field. What keeps me going is the thought that these pets and pet owners who are so loyal and have nothing but love for each other tend to be helpless when their pets get sick, and rely on us to figure out and fix what’s wrong. That alone is enough for me to keep moving forward, treat as many pets, and help as many pet owners as I can. Hopefully we’ll be able to change the world for the better, one pet at a time.

Courtney, Pawp LVT

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Do you have pets of your own? What kind and what are their names?

Yes! I have 2 Dalmatians! Their names are Una and Cricket!

What's the funniest pet name you've heard in your years of practice?

"Muttilda"

What keeps you going when there are challenges on the job?

Knowing that I am doing everything in my power to help pets, even if I am not near them.

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