Through social media we’re faced with an onslaught of information. While some may call it a blessing to have access to so many knowledgeable individuals, we as veterinary professionals know that...

  Welcome to There, I Said It- a column where we give you, the reader, a chance to get something off your chest in an anonymous fashion. Be it embarrassing, frustrating, or just something you didn’t...

You might think your pet’s pearly white teeth mean their mouth is totally healthy. Not so, unfortunately. When it comes to pet dental health, there’s a little more to the story. These fast...

  I’m going to let you in on a little secret….I practice what I preach.   When I recommend meditation, mindfulness, deep breathing and exercise in my compassion fatigue seminars and workshops,...

Every single one of us has bad moments. We all have doubts. We all feel insecure today about something that didn’t bother us before. We all have fear lurking, waiting to pounce on us when we are weak....

  “What made you decide to become a vet?”     This question makes the top 10 list of this veterinarian’s least favorite small-talk questions.  It isn’t because...

We know dogs need exercise and mental stimulation, but sometimes it’s rough to accomplish. What do we do if it’s too cold out to play outside? How can you entertain your pup if you’re...

Euthanasia. The word itself makes all our stomachs drop. It is a gift to pets and a curse to owners – having the power to decide is something we are not comfortable with. However, when going through...

  When I was in elementary school, I was already an overachiever. I had been planning my career as a veterinarian since I was six years old. Somehow, my mother convinced me that my vet school application...

    Welcome to Vetfessions, a new column on Dr. Andy Roark where we give you, the reader, a chance to get something off your chest in an anonymous fashion. Be it embarrassing, frustrating,...