Ali was a beautiful golden retriever with a large liver mass in her abdomen. She had seen both her regular veterinarian and the local specialists prior to my visit with her. Her owner wanted her to be...

Sometimes when asked how work is going, I answer, “Not too bad. I still have all ten fingers.” It’s my poor attempt at a joke, but I’ve realized that a lot of people unfamiliar with veterinary...

  by Robin Dettman, DVM   Each day I come to work I think I truly have been blessed To work with dogs and cats and more A joy I have confessed. And though I love my job its true to see God’s...

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...

Being a caretaker is difficult. Managing a pet with multiple illnesses and multiple medications or treatments is difficult. If you have been doing this, there’s something you should know: once your...

  When my friend, the gifted veterinary surgeon Dr. Jenn Wardlaw at Gateway Veterinary Surgery in St. Louis, told me she had just finished lecturing to veterinarians about joint supplements, I got...

I can’t take a pass on this one. Today, I’m cutting through all the smoke to answer a burning question: “Can marijuana help pets in pain?” Here’s my answer:     I...

By: Tasha McNerney BS, CVT Recently I had the privilege of running the anesthesia on my friend/coworker’s dog, Maggie, undergoing surgery to repair an ACL tear. The anesthesia itself was uneventful and...