Can cats see colors? In this episode of Cone of Shame, Dr. Andy Roark addresses some fun facts about cats’ vision. 1. Cats don’t see red or green. via GIPHY 2. Cats focus on brightness, pattern, shape,...

There is a hypothesis, made popular in the book “Born to Run,” that humans evolved to run long distances.  You see, around 2 million years ago our ancestors brains grew to unprecedented sizes. ...

Our pets are *almost* perfect, but what if they could make New Year’s resolutions? We headed to the @DrAndyRoark Instagram to find out what your furry friend could improve on in 2017. 1. Eat less...

In the midst of the emotional trials of the start of my small animal rotating internship, I needed a way to escape on my days off. The siren song of binge watching mindless television was inescapable,...

It was Christmas, 1997 and I was living in Edmonton, AB. There were three vets at the small animal practice where I worked. The boss and owner was named Sue, but I’ll call her Schmoo, because that is...

Giving a pet as a present is like gifting someone with a job they don’t want. Pets are a huge responsibility, so think twice before giving one as a gift. Share the video below with anyone who might...

Practicing self-care is a key part of maintaining your mental health as a veterinary professional. We headed to the @DrAndyRoark Instagram to find out what you do just for yourself. 1. “Take a pee...

When I was in high school, I was part of a very special Christmas tradition. The concert choir at Largo High School auditioned and was selected to participate in Epcot Center’s Candlelight Processional....

“Are you sure?” I replied when I found out. Tears rolled down my face. This had never happened in my career. How could I tell Tanner’s family? I could not believe this was happening. It’s one...

Ask any veterinarian when they euthanize the most pets, and they will tell you “during the Winter holidays.”  In fact, Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, the nation’s largest provider of in-home end...