Sometimes we tell ourselves lies to make life easier. We say things like, “I was walking in and out of exam rooms all day long. That counts as exercise,” or “There’s a ban on cellphones in the...

  My Father was a talented physician. However, he spent his career in public health research and, as such, felt far removed from clinical medical practice. Growing up I always wished he could sign...

  I recently read a Huff Post article entitled “The Real Reason Your Wait at the Doctor’s Office is So Long.” Veterinary Medicine and Human medicine vary in a lot of very meaningful ways, but...

  One of my favorite songs is “I Lived” by One Republic. The lyrics include:   I owned every second that this world could give   I saw so many places, the things that I did   With...

JUST a Vet Tech greeted you at the door with a smiling face, even though we’ve been running around for 11 hours straight. Your pet was assessed by JUST a Vet Tech and, when we noticed he wasn’t stable,...

Today I saved a litter of kittens I’ve euthanized a thousand times. And it felt amazing.   I was the director of veterinary services at a municipal open admission shelter for over two years....

By: Shawn Finch, DVM   From my friend, Andy Roark, “Write about something you are passionate about.” How fun! How open-ended! I could write anything! I couldn’t wait to get started! “This...

  I messed up. I missed a tumor in my own veterinary technician’s dog. How did I let this happen? How did I fail Smokey and Amanda? Smokey was my inspiration for a new cancer awareness program...

Dear reader, I want to thank everyone who read my articles, watched my videos, came to my talks, or encouraged me in person or online. It was an incredible year, and I never would have had the chance to...