It was Christmas, 1997 and I was living in Edmonton, AB. There were three vets at the small animal practice where I worked. The boss and owner was named Sue, but I’ll call her Schmoo, because that is...

I have been a small animal veterinarian for over sixteen years. In all those years, I have had a lot of successful cases. Along the way, I have also had my fair share of cases I would consider failures....

It’s a wonderful time of year! The air is crisp, the leaves are starting to change color, and you can get a PSL (a pumpkin spice latte for those of you not on the band wagon) wherever you go! So, what...

In the past few years, veterinary clinics around the country have been victims of cyber-bullying.  Most recently a clinic in North Carolina was the victim and with no good reason.  For those not clear...

Even the most meticulously laid plans can play out differently than expected. Seeking to carve a niche and fulfill an unmet need in my community, I launched a veterinary practice focused on animal hospice,...

Do we owe dogs anything other than a roof over their heads and meals?   Here’s a quick run down of some of the things these intelligent and willing animals do for us: Work as service dogs, including...

I was about two-thirds through a phone conversation with a journalist doing a story about microchipping pets when she asked me, “So, you’d say microchips are completely safe?” A big part of me wanted...

    I love being a veterinarian and I love what we stand for – using science to provide the best health care and to maximize the welfare of all the animals. Veterinary medicine has come...

It seems cats have strong emotions about birthday cards that speak to them.     ...

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...