When I was in high school, I was part of a very special Christmas tradition. The concert choir at Largo High School auditioned and was selected to participate in Epcot Center’s Candlelight Processional....

When I have a patient in the hospital, here are my requirements: – They have to have pain control – They have to have food – They have to be well hydrated – They have to be eliminating...

I often think of the things that drove me from private practice. The unpredictable hours, physical strain, abusive and manipulative people all played a part in my decision to limit the time I spend in...

  Negativity is like ringworm. Sometimes it’s so subtle you can’t see it. Just knowing you’ve been exposed to it can make you itchy. And sometimes you don’t know you have it till it breaks...

After my divorce, I had to trade in a car I really loved for something less expensive. There were several people who would have gone to the dealership with me, but I chose to go alone. As luck would have...

Welcome back to Humans of the Clinic, our newest column at DrAndyRoark.com. Our goal is to feature a person you know through your work who inspires you in any way great or small; it can be anyone- a co-worker,...

When I heard about the fire at our local park, I was shocked and upset. My husband and I ride our bikes or walk through that park almost every morning. We have friends there – both animal and human....

No matter how much I lecture on the subject, I have trouble convincing veterinary professionals (including myself!) to practice good self-care. So, my dogs Frieda and Schatzie are going to see if a dose...

My antidote to the mess that is veterinary medicine is quilting. It’s a hobby filled with beauty and creativity. Though I may be covered in thread and fuzz at the end of a project, it’s nothing like...

When I was in college, I went to north Georgia for a holiday weekend.  I’d never seen mountains and was eager to scratch that item off my bucket list. As luck would have it, I arrived at night when...