A few years ago, my husband and I made a New Year’s Resolution to go out with as many of our friends as possible. We made a list of all our buds and made an effort to invite someone out at least once...

  In the ups and downs of life, we have good years and bad years. Some years are like a dream you never want to leave, filed away in the wistful memory banks as “The Amazing Summer of 2011”...

It’s been an amazing year on our little website.   On January 1, we launched the Cone of Shame on YouTube and have since put out over 50 episodes. We released our first training program for...

  I just returned from a speaking engagement in Indiana where I educated young veterinarians about self-care. We talked about compassion fatigue, euthanasia, assertiveness and stress relief techniques....

There’s always been a soft spot in my heart for cheesy action movies. Think: Robert Downey Junior in a metal suit, Bruce Willis in a skyscraper, or Arnold Schwarzenegger anywhere except a political...

Helmut* was one of my cancer patients. He also had a painful, nonvisual eye. The eye ended up giving him more trouble than the tumor and the owner elected to have it removed. She had it removed by a board-certified...

  I live in a Star Wars Fandom household. I’m pretty sure the main reason my Gen-X, Comic-Con loving husband agreed to have kids was that so he would have an excuse to buy every Star Wars Lego...

Do you dread taking your cat to the veterinarian? In the first Cone of Shame of season 2, learn tips for keeping your feline family member calmer on the way to vet visits!       ...

  OK, let me just say up front that I am fully aware of how nerdy this gift is. However, I’m still going to tell you about it because it makes people feel great, it doesn’t cost a thing, and it...

  Today, I lied to a client. And I don’t feel bad about it, to tell the truth.     That’s not what I’m like, either the lying or the lack of regret. Like most veterinarians, I believe...