Cats often get the short end of the stick when it comes to veterinary care. More than half don’t receive yearly exams, according to some studies, and are often under-diagnosed with conditions such...

Last week I worked with a freshly-minted veterinary nurse who recently joined our practice. Anna has all the skills she needs and an attitude and work ethic that I admire. I’m thrilled she joined our...

1. Putting ourselves last. We all care immensely about our jobs. We care for our patients, clients and coworkers. But we often put ourselves last on the list. We must find ways to put ourselves first....

“You’re always so happy, how do you do it?” the client asked me as I examined her dog.   “Good acting,” I half-quipped. This day in particular had me believing my happy face was nothing...

When I went away to college at Mississippi State University, I was a wreck. I’d never been away from home. Though I fell in love with the campus the second I set foot on it, being left alone there was...

  It’s tempting after a long week, or even on a Monday to huddle around leftover cake in the break room like it’s a life raft, or the bar a block away to talk about how it would be different...

I hate osteosarcoma. This bone cancer is a cause of major pain for pets and heartbreak for their owners. Many dogs with osteosarcoma have a greatly improved prognosis with limb amputation.     However,...

One of the biggest challenges in vet med is dealing with the vastly strong personalities in this field. I know I sure as heck am not a peach. I can be stubborn, vocal, and stick up for what I believe in....

It happens all the time – the receptionist takes a phone call about a patient not doing well after surgery. Maybe they aren’t eating, maybe they chewed at their incision line, maybe they need more...

It’s that time of year where everyone makes resolutions to do something better or differently over the next year.  Maybe it’s to quit smoking, to lose weight, to play with your dog more, or...