Across the Exam Table: A Pet Owner’s Perspective on Diabetes


Manage episode 345827954 series 3321316
By American Animal Hospital Association. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

This week our guests our David Berlin and Alexandra Bronson.

As veterinary professionals, we talk to clients all day – but in the thick of a busy day, it’s easy to forget what it’s like to be one of them. David Berlin and Alexandra Bronson, educators in the charter school system in Brooklyn, NY, join us to talk about their experience as “proud cat parents” of Audrey, who was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus in 2021.

They’ve navigated uncertainty, guilt, sadness, and Alex’s no-joke needle phobia to get Audrey into remission. Their experience helps remind all of us that there's always a full story happening across the exam table, and our role may be small, but it’s important that we play it with patience, empathy, and love.

This episode is made possible with generous support from Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.

Find all of AAHA’s most up-to-date Guidelines, including resources for your clients and team, at

Wish you could watch these conversations? Catch Central Line on YouTube. (And yes, Audrey makes an appearance on today’s episode!)

Send us feedback or questions anytime at

This episode was produced by Clear Contender LLC.

53 episodes