On the Job: Michael Hernandez

On the Job: Michael Hernandez

Jan 01, 2007

Michael Hernandez
Technical Services Director
Windsor Veterinary Clinic
Windsor, Colo.

What's the biggest mistake you've made in practice?

Michael Hernandez
I once evacuated the bladder of a cat that had a small urine stream before an ovariohysterectomy. When I looked closer, I discovered the cat was a male.

What's the strangest question a client has ever asked you?

Recently a client asked if we would extract all of her cat's teeth to stop her cat from biting. We told her that we couldn't ethically perform a full mouth extraction, and we were pretty sure no one else would do that either.

How do you handle stressful situations at work?

I don't get too worked up. I speak my mind when I need to, and this keeps tension from building up to unreasonable levels.

What's something your co-workers would never guess about you?

Someday I'd like to write a novel.