In veterinary school, our ER clinicians had one rule that still sticks with me today: “Never talk badly about the referring DVM to a client.” One important reason for this rule is that the client’s...

Pet owners can’t always be with their pets while they’re at the clinic, but what if that wasn’t true? Would it affect how you act treat any patients (or team members)?       ...

I’ve diagnosed and treated a lot of conjunctivitis in my career as a veterinarian. But, I’ve never had to treat myself for conjunctivitis until this year. What misery! I had no idea inflamed conjunctiva...

  Through social media we’re faced with an onslaught of information. While some may call it a blessing to have access to so many knowledgeable individuals, we as veterinary professionals know that...

  Welcome to There, I Said It- a column where we give you, the reader, a chance to get something off your chest in an anonymous fashion. Be it embarrassing, frustrating, or just something you didn’t...

  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....

    Welcome to Vetfessions, a new column on Dr. Andy Roark where we give you, the reader, a chance to get something off your chest in an anonymous fashion. Be it embarrassing, frustrating,...

  Let me ask you a hypothetical question: When you think about your job, would you rather be the best person in your city at what you do and have everyone think you are the worst, or be the worst...

Here are four words I never thought I’d hear myself say: “I am a cyclist”. I’ve always detested exercise. If you ever saw me running, there was probably something chasing me.   When I started...