Melanie Kramer

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If you had dinner with a group of veterinarians in any given year B.C. (Before COVID-19), you probably heard variations on these stories: The one about the client who wanted his pet treated but didn’t...

Do you ever have those *headdesk* moments where you just can’t understand why something was branded a certain way? I feel that way about #socialdistancing. Don’t worry, I understand the concept and...

I have a confession that I’m not proud of: This week I went through my first round of serious coronavirus related anxiety. Even though I’ve been living in a country with the disease for over 2 months,...

When her number one “veterinary celebrity” is already booked, Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds Podcast host Tasha McNerney asks her ol’ friend Dr. Andy Roark to be a guest on the podcast....

It has been a life-changing week in Northern Minnesota. Less than a month ago, COVID-19 was known only as “The Corona Virus” and thought to be a disease of foreign countries on the other side...

She had been seen wandering around the country roads for at least three days, an old black lab with a graying face. Every day she seemed to get slower and slower and she became weaker and weaker. Finally,...

I had an interaction with a client recently that reminded me that “small” moments to us, may be “big” moments to others. An elderly woman, who happens to be a retired RN, brought in her 13-year-old...

This week on the Cone of Shame… We’ve all heard those terrible words as a technician bursts into the treatment room “This cat died on the way here!” That’s when the...

Now, I will first say, I would never wish any illness or injury on any animal. However, if I had to pick one emergency case to see forever (Groundhog Day-style) it would be the PPQ dog. I specifically...

This week on the Cone of Shame Veterinary Podcast, Dr. Andy Roark talks to Dr. Laurie Hess about a lethargic rabbit who isn’t eating well. If you’re not a veterinarian who sees a ton of...