Can I be a SuperVet and have a Superlife? The latest Tweet from #SuperVet would suggest no, you can’t. @SupervetNF is a friend and colleague. I admire him for many reasons, but his latest tweet got...

There is a hypothesis, made popular in the book “Born to Run,” that humans evolved to run long distances.  You see, around 2 million years ago our ancestors brains grew to unprecedented sizes.  Brains...

Practicing self-care is a key part of maintaining your mental health as a veterinary professional. We headed to the @DrAndyRoark Instagram to find out what you do just for yourself. 1. “Take a pee...

I read an NAVTA article suggesting that the veterinary field isn’t short on technicians; rather, technicians are not staying in the field. Recent studies show that a newly licensed technician typically...

Being new to the veterinary field is unnerving. Whether you’re a new doctor, licensed technician, assistant, or receptionist the pressure is intense and there is so much to learn and to take in.  No...

Veterinary Medicine, can I call you Vet Med? Great. Vet Med, are you okay? You are kind of freaking me out right now. Social media has been good for you in a lot of ways. Now you are blogging (case in...

I have a confession to make: Practicing veterinary medicine is not my favorite thing to do. It’s hard sometimes, being surrounded by people who say things like “It’s my calling”...

  I’m going to let you in on a little secret….I practice what I preach.   When I recommend meditation, mindfulness, deep breathing and exercise in my compassion fatigue seminars and workshops,...

Every single one of us has bad moments. We all have doubts. We all feel insecure today about something that didn’t bother us before. We all have fear lurking, waiting to pounce on us when we are weak....

  I just returned from a speaking engagement in Indiana where I educated young veterinarians about self-care. We talked about compassion fatigue, euthanasia, assertiveness and stress relief techniques....