What is the single most important question to ask at every feline office appointment? I imagine that you may have several, depending on the circumstances or maybe on your experiences. But I think...

With so many people around, it can be difficult to make sure your pet doesn’t eat anything they shouldn’t. Take care of your pet this holiday season by keeping people food out of reach and...

Perhaps you’ve seen the cat videos that swept the Internet last week. You know the ones — where people sneak up and place a cucumber on the ground behind a cat blissfully eating its food. After a moment,...

There is an epidemic in veterinary medicine that no one is talking about. It’s cyber-bullying, and it must stop. Disagreement and constructive debate are healthy and productive. Abuse is not.     I’ve...

Today I spent the afternoon at a family dinner for my brother’s birthday. Gatherings with my family are always unique. My sister-in-law and I are both veterinarians, so if a meal doesn’t involve a...

By Dr. Andy Roark DVM MS   The heartworm talk   The flea talk   The vaccine talk   The allergy talk   The dental talk   The weight talk     If you’ve been in...

When a dog has consumed marijuana, it can be challenging to find the right song to sing to the client. Luckily, the Songstress of the Veterinary World, Kelsey Beth RVT, has given us the perfect song for...

Everyone says that your first job out of school is the most important. It “sets the standard for how you practice throughout your career.” When I was in vet school, I knew exactly what my first job...

Ali was a beautiful golden retriever with a large liver mass in her abdomen. She had seen both her regular veterinarian and the local specialists prior to my visit with her. Her owner wanted her to be...

There’s a growing trend among outstanding, caring, compassionate veterinarians around the world, and it’s not accessorizing for fall with jaunty cat-themed scarves (although I’m really pushing that...