Melanie Kramer

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I am a rabid Outlander fan. I’m a rabid book fan in general. I’m almost always delighted to see a favorite book become a movie or TV show. Over the years, I’ve noticed that there are three book...

Cone of Shame Show!! A blocked cat has just rolled into your clinic. The first 15 minutes are going to be vital. How do you treat that? Megan Brashear BS, CVT, VTS (Emergency & Critical...

The time has come for me to return to my job as a registered veterinary technician (RVT). I have had one incredible year with my first child and can’t help but be completely grateful for this time with...

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....