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...

Being new to the veterinary field is unnerving. Whether you’re a new doctor, licensed technician, assistant, or receptionist the pressure is intense and there is so much to learn and to take in.  No...

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...

  In the ups and downs of life, we have good years and bad years. Some years are like a dream you never want to leave, filed away in the wistful memory banks as “The Amazing Summer of 2011”...

There is an epidemic in veterinary medicine that no one is talking about. It’s cyber-bullying, and it must stop. Disagreement and constructive debate are healthy and productive. Abuse is not.     I’ve...

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...

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...