Andy Roark DVM MS

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People have some pretty wild misconceptions about the inside of their pets’ mouths, and the effects can range from gross to painful! In honor of February being National Pet Dental Health Month, Dr....

Veterinarians give pet owners a lot of advice in the exam room, but @juliadvm shared a story that will remind us that fashion tips don’t come with a DVM. “(I was) using a bit of stockinette...

Today I was doing what every technician does on a daily, if not hourly basis. I was expressing a patient’s anal glands. It’s not necessarily my favorite part of the job and it is far from glamorous....

Taking your dog or cat on a plane? Here’s what you need to know before flying with pets. ...

What would your dog do during his or her first day in office? We asked the @DrAndyRoark Instagram followers. Here’s what they think their presidential pups would do: 1. “We will bring the brightest...

Puppy breath? Cute. Puppy teeth? Serious Jaws status. In this episode of Ask Dr. Andy, Dr. Andy Roark explains how you can get your new pooch to stop biting. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...