Good communication skills are integral to successful veterinary appointments. Unfortunately, we all slip up and the say wrong thing sometimes. These veterinary professionals were willing to admit their...

Can I be a SuperVet and have a Superlife? The latest Tweet from #SuperVet would suggest no, you can’t. @SupervetNF is a friend and colleague. I admire him for many reasons, but his latest tweet got...

I ain’t afraid of no ghosts! Or broken mirrors, ladders, or black cats. Yes, these are some of the most common superstitions people have and I’m not afraid of any of them. But what does get...

Dogs need exercise, but it’s not always easy to get outdoors. Whether the weather is bad, you’re stuck in a 5th floor walkup, or you just don’t have time to get away, Dr. Andy Roark has five...

A recent discussion about online reviews led me to an epiphany. I think much of the mental health crisis in veterinary medicine stems from feelings of helplessness. We are consistently at the mercy of...

Talking perfectly on the phone at work? Not realistic. Here are a few veterinary professionals that were willing to admit the blunders and – sometimes literal – hiccups they’ve experienced...

Some of you may have read a recent article I wrote “Four Reasons Techs Are Leaving the Field.” If you haven’t, I’ll give you the cliff notes version: Underutilization, low pay, compassion fatigue...

Just thinking about the song “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan can make most pet lovers eyes fill with tears. Instead of going that route to promote the importance of adopting pets, Atlanta’s Furkids...

Did your dog or cat manage to get a cut? Your first inclination might be to put a bandage on it. In this episode of Cone of Shame, Dr. Andy Roark explains why that’s not always the answer. 1. Wounds...

One of the most interesting things I learned in business school was that consumer communication preferences are changing very fast. This can be intimidating for veterinarians who, to put it charitably,...