Melanie Kramer

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I recently went into the emergency clinic where I do relief work to help with a surgery.  When I got there, it was—well a typical weekend afternoon at the emergency clinic. The cages were full...

In this episode of the Cone of Shame podcast, Dr. Andy Roark interviews Dr. Tracy Witte from Auburn University on her new publication in JAVMA. Dr. Tracy Witte is an Associate Professor in...

Sponsored content from Zoetis Petcare Allergic dermatitis is the number one reason why owners bring their dogs to the veterinarian, yet many pet owners are not aware that their pets can get allergies,...

As an ER veterinarian, I have become quite skilled at quickly assessing an animal and coming up with a plan to begin patient stabilization. Unfortunately, this does not mean that I always know exactly...

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...