WAXHAW, NC – On September 14, Dr. Carlie Brue will begin her journey with Passionate Paws as Associate Veterinarian. Brue knew that she wanted to become a veterinarian ever since she was ten years old. Through chiropractic work over the years, she has seen positive changes in the movements and attitudes of healed animals. Outside of work, she offers chiropractic adjustments on large animals not seen in the clinic.
While studying at Vet School, Dr. Brue was excited to witness real cases and numerous specialties in the broad spectrum of veterinary medicine. By seeing this, she was not only excited to handle real cases herself but was also privy to the significance of each specialty.
Some of the most fulfilling moments of her career thus far have involved being “the first to diagnose a disease,” Brue states. “Being able to be there for someone who is in need” and seeing the owners’ appreciation for her help is also very rewarding. Additionally, if pets are diagnosed with more chronic illnesses like cancer, it can be very satisfying to see them recover, living out their lives healthy and cured.
Typically, Brue begins each workday with three to four dental cleanings for both dogs and cats and sees pets for either bi-yearly check-ups or illnesses ranging from ear and skin infections to emergencies.
She enjoys getting to know owners and their pets. “It’s fun when it’s a new puppy and I can watch it mature,” Brue says. By getting to know pets for longer periods of time, she is able to tell if they have a more chronic condition than a passing illness.
For aspiring veterinarians, Brue advises that, even though they are primarily there for patient care, “we also have to learn to explain our thoughts and actions to owners as they are interested in understanding what is happening with their pet.” Being comfortable communicating with pet owners is very important. Before going to veterinary school, she advises prospective students to seek a financial counselor when it comes to looking into tuition fees.
Passionate Paws offers general care and preventive medicine to pets but also takes on emergencies. General health check-ups include preventive bloodwork, urinalysis work, and updating vaccines for flea, tick, and heartworm prevention. However, there are alternative options available including laser therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and grooming.
Passionate Paws is located at:
1526 Providence Rd S
Waxhaw, NC 28173
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Closed on Sundays