Leading a group of men through a study based on the book Fathered by God (John Eldredge), we’ve been prayerfully considering what God intends us to become as men.  As we wrestle with current struggles,...

I’m sitting in the oncology pod, fruitlessly attempting to cram more medical minutiae into my brain, which feels full to bursting. All of my downtime during fourth-year clinical rotations in veterinary...

Veterinary medicine falls right in the middle of the Venn diagram conversion of emotions and money. Pets are increasingly considered part of the family, and we the parents of our furbabies. But medicine...

  I read an interesting post today on my social media page. It said: “I continue to see rescues treat people in a way that will sadly keep irresponsible breeders and pet stores in business.” Before...

Helmut* was one of my cancer patients. He also had a painful, nonvisual eye. The eye ended up giving him more trouble than the tumor and the owner elected to have it removed. She had it removed by a board-certified...

  Today, I lied to a client. And I don’t feel bad about it, to tell the truth.     That’s not what I’m like, either the lying or the lack of regret. Like most veterinarians, I believe...

Although I’ve been a veterinarian for over ten years now and feel confident in my abilities, a few years ago I made an obvious mistake that I believe cost a young dog his life, and it left me devastated.   An...

Perhaps you’ve seen the cat videos that swept the Internet last week. You know the ones — where people sneak up and place a cucumber on the ground behind a cat blissfully eating its food. After a moment,...

Everyone says that your first job out of school is the most important. It “sets the standard for how you practice throughout your career.” When I was in vet school, I knew exactly what my first job...

Over the years, I have euthanized hundreds of dogs and cats for a multitude of behavioral issues that made their life with their families unsustainable. The vast majority of them were young and physically...