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Battle Cry of the Road Warrior

July 09, 2019

Battle Cry of the Road Warrior

One of the best perks of ambulatory practice is climbing back into the truck in between appointments. Whether it is a 10 minute jaunt to the next farm, or an hour commute up the freeway; this space and time provide the perfect opportunity to make calls, think, decompress, and participate in one of my favorite activities-- Truck Karaoke!

Pull up next to my vehicle at any given stoplight and, chances are, you will witness a full volume vocal performance. While I may never receive an invitation from James Corden to accompany him in Car Pool Karaoke; I find great utility in this past time and I’m not the only one! Buzzfeed knows what I’m talking about, and even Huffpost put out an uber scientific *roll eyes here* article on the therapeutic benefits of singing in the car. We could analyze this behavior with our brilliant vet brains, but do we need to? I just know that, more often than not, the right song comes on for the right scenario:

After peeling away from a particularly loquacious client:

No Doubt - “Don’t Speak”
“Don’t speak
I know just what you’re saying
so please stop explaining”

It’s an abscess:

The Killers - “The Man”
I got gas in the tank
I got money in the bank
I got news for you baby, you're looking at the man”

When the patient history doesn’t quite fit the timeline:

Mumford and Sons - “Believe”
“I don't even know if I believe
Everything you're trying to say to me”

Crossing your fingers on that Hail Mary Case:

Panic! At the Disco - “High Hopes”
Had to have high, high hopes for a living”

At least she pays cash:

Ava Max - “Sweet but Psycho”
“Oh she’s sweet but a psycho/ A little bit psycho...
Yeah, people say, "Run, don't walk away" “

Break a leg on your own vehicular performances. Just remember, keep your eyes on the road and you get bonus points if you turn the radio down to a capella the hard parts.

Dr. Ann-Marie Wolfrum, DVM, CVA is an equine veterinarian specializing in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) based in San Diego. She has been using AcuroVet® daily for her practice, Del Dios Veterinary Acupuncture, since 2017.
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