I’m unsure what workshop has instilled the notion of “perks” to keep employees happy but I have to respectfully disagree with it. I will admit, knowing there is going to be a free lunch after a...

I was sitting on the exam room floor with Lucy, a 13-year-old black Labrador Retriever. Her eyes darted from her mom, then to me, and back to her mom as we talked, her tail gently wagged every time her...

How Do You Treat That (HYDTT) – In these episodes, Dr. Andy Roark takes a common case from practice and asks an expert in the field “How do you treat that?” In this episode, Dr....

The Deathly Hallows are some of the most legendary magical items in the Harry Potter world. These powerful objects were foretold to make someone the “Master of Death” by obtaining all three. This...

Last Sunday night I reluctantly received a lesson in compassion, generosity, and servant leadership from a turtle; a box turtle with most of her insides hanging out of her backside.  I had experienced...

What sort of activities do you envision when you hear the words “self-care?” Maybe it’s a walk in the woods or meditation? A day at the spa or a round of golf? Playing with the kids...

Everyone who works in the veterinary profession for any amount of time has heard that “vets are only in it for the money” or that we are in cahoots with pet food and pharmaceutical companies and get...

I hate talking about money. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I can geek out over portfolio diversity and the power of compound interest. But when it comes to the clinic, I’d be happy to never say...

This is the first episode of the Cone of Shame Show! We will be doing a pilot season here for the Cone, with new episodes publishing on Sundays. Today’s guest is Sarah Boston, DVM, DVSc,...

I took a dry eraser and wiped the patient’s name off the whiteboard. I neatly filed their treatment sheet in their medical record. Moments before I heard the owners sobbing in the exam room down...