Why I’m Not A Vet


Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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11 Responses

  1. Pat Allen says:

    I’m sorry you and Hersey had so many close calls. They’re nerve wracking. Although I’m glad everything worked out and do appreciate you writing about your experiences.

    • Casie says:

      Thanks, Pat. Even though I don’t always like to write about things like this, I think it’s helpful (for both me and others).

  2. Eileen Coe says:

    I am so glad that Hershey is ok! There is something about an emergency with horses that is so gut wrenching! I love all animals, but seeing a horse down really does me in! I too thought I would love to be a vet. I worked for one when I lived in Colorado. We worked with large and small animals. It really was one of my most rewarding jobs. However, when it came time for me to go back to work after having a baby, I couldn’t do it again. I truly admire the veterinarian profession. It is a special calling. Thank you for sharing your experience with Hershey, Casie! <3

  3. Kathy says:

    It’s never too late to send a thank you note to someone you appreciate… and who doesn’t like getting an unexpected boost to their day?

  4. Kitty says:

    I wanted to be a vet too, until I realized all of the death and suffering I’d have to deal with. I’ve never handled death well, especially when it comes to defenseless, helpless animals. I truly don’t know how the good and caring vets handle it.

  5. Corina says:

    So relieved to read that your horse is ok. I to cant thank my vets enough at the moment. A couple of weeks ago two of my horses ate a small amount of a toxic plant and within less than 24 hours I had to make the gut wrenching decision to put my mare down and do what we could to save my little gelding. He was hospitalised for a few nights and has been on close watch since. We are still undergoing blood tests to monitor his liver function and fingers crossed tomorrow shows some improvement. I think ill be in for a few rough months as my boy is also treated as an IR horse so im expecting him to go lame and possible abscesses. There was a chance of stomach ulcers but touch wood he seems to be ok at the moment. Then to throw a spanner into the works my other gelding decided to show signs of mild colic over the weekend so Ive had to take him to the vet as well. Although we aren’t to sure what is causing his discomfort and the vet is leaning towards stomach ulcers its just a wait and see thing over the next few days. All the stress from loosing his soul mate my mare has more than likely triggered this issue. My vets have been fantastic in looking after my horses and are always on call if I have any questions or I am worried. Like you mentioned Vets do deal with the cute and fluffy but there is a lot of tragic out comes that they two have to deal with. Hope all goes well for your horse and he recovers quickly xx

    • Casie says:

      I’m so sorry to hear about your mare, Corina. That sounds like a terrible situation to be in. Do you know which toxic plant they ate? So glad you have good vets to help you out.

  6. Celia Wetherill says:

    I am so glad Hershey pulled through this time. I have to deal with the same with Stormy except Stormy has no teeth left except the front incisors. It’s amazing though that he can still eat grass. He grinds it with his gums. He gets A & M equine senior feed, beet pulp and alfalfa pellets that are soaked usually into a wet sloppy mess, but at least he won’t choke, and I know he gets extra water that way as well. It’s more like a soup. He was 28 years young this year and still is going strong. We ride several time a week although it’s only in the pasture, but I still have to keep on my toes so to speak.

    • Casie says:

      Hershey got his teeth done yesterday and they were pretty bad even though I’d had them done about a year or so ago. He has a wave mouth. He will only get soupy pellets from now on though! Glad to hear Stormy is still doing well. 🙂

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