Veterinary medicine isn’t just about science. Sometimes it’s about a gut feeling. You know that feeling when you are doing a procedure and things just don’t seem right. Or when you are examining...

Surfing the web today I came across an online review directed at a veterinary hospital and a specific veterinarian in a small community. Reading it made me angry, but then I realized that I don’t have...

I’ve got a problem with the millennial mentality. You’ve heard that before, but this time is different. My problem is not millennials themselves, it’s the mentality about them that bothers me. I...

Last week I was working harder than normal because my two associate veterinarians were away at a summer conference. For part of the week, I was the only doctor working at my very busy hospital. It can...

Sometimes after a big, nasty mass removal, or other messy surgery, I look down at my blood splatted scrubs and think to myself, I sure hope I don’t get pulled over by a cop on the way home. This is often...

I firmly believe that 99 percent of the problems in veterinary hospitals can be overcome with better communication. This is a subject that we hear about in our daily lives, not just in our jobs. Communication...

We have heard it all before. If you’re feeling burnout at work, do some things to help relieve your stress. Binge a show on Netflix, get a massage, and take a long bubble bath. But, what happens when...

In 2014, I was teetering on the edge. I was burned out and tired of being a vet and I had only been one for five years. I spent a lot of time thinking about what jobs I might do instead, but would always...

We all hear about how we should have hobbies outside of veterinary medicine. It gives us time to decompress or enjoy an activity that isn’t work related. Recently I decided to take up gardening. Just...

I can’t really express in words how much I hate to be criticized. Speaking as a human being, there is little I hate more than being told I’m doing something wrong. Deep down in my heart I detest feedback...