1-Eating lunch too close to the fecal-screen counter (blech!)…

2-Taking the client at her word (“She doesn’t bite!”)…

3-Not wearing gloves while flushing out ears or examining a potential abscess (so much for a dinner date appetite)…

4-Investigating a possible ringworm lesion barehanded then getting distracted and suffering three circular lesions to your ankle (presumably after scratching the mange mite bumps on your leg)…

5-Agreeing to conduct a necropsy on a day-old specimen…

6-Forgetting to remind your receptionists you’ll be out the third Saturday of the month then getting the evil eye every day of the fourth week…

7-Rejecting vet tech assistance for a house call euthanasia on a 100-pound Rottie with a personality disorder…

Shall I go on? I’m working on a “best of 7 unhealthy habits for vets” so those of you in the biz (and others) please contribute your own…Thanks!