Today an owner told me I have the worst job in the world. His reasoning was not what I expected.     Said owner’s dog was dropped off for an exam by the pet sitter. She said the dog was just...

Every dog is unique, but some special dogs become cornerstones as we build our lives. These companions accompany us as we grow into who we are and become part of our most treasured and sacred memories.     Phoenix...

SPF has gone to the dogs! In this episode of Cone of Shame, Dr. Andy Roark shares tips on how to protect your pet – especially those of the short-haired variety – from the sun. ...

This content is sponsored by Petplan.    What kind of day are you having right now? Maybe it’s one of those “I can hit any vein in the universe on the first try…with my eyes closed…while...

Cash, check, credit or… what? Sometimes pet owners suggest some odd trades for veterinary services. While the DAR team agrees veterinary professionals should be compensated by traditional means,...

Recently I was part of an argument in a comments section on Facebook. I told myself not to get involved but after seeing so many veterinary technicians and veterinarians beaming with pride regarding our...

For better or worse, we all love a good selfie. To celebrate #NationalSelfieDay, here are 9 types of selfies you’ll only “get” if you work in vet med. 1. The… crappy selfie.   A...

Today our clinic had a very special visitor. We had a job shadow come and learn a bit about becoming a veterinary technician. A freshman in high school, I won’t lie I wasn’t expecting much out of her....

Recently, I saw a dog for a sarcoma. The consultation was arranged after the owner was yelling at our staff in the waiting area that he needed be seen immediately for the tumour that had been growing on...

Summer is creeping closer. That means a long of #SunsOutTonguesOut on the @DrAndyRoark Instagram. Check out five of our favs below if you need a quick smile. 1. A dynamic duo.   Sun’s out,...