Melanie Kramer

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Recently I was perusing my Instagram looking for a great photo that would help start a conversation I wanted to have about multimodal pain management for fracture repair patients. I eventually found said...

The holidays are hard. The hospital is busy, you are busy, and everyone has expectations of how the holidays are supposed to be. Notoriously, it’s also the season for goal setting, reflection, and resolutions....

I was a nervous new grad. Insecure. Overwhelmed. With a major case of imposter syndrome and some serious social anxiety.   I had put off looking for a job while I was in school, but school...

This week on the Cone…Drake is an 8yo MN Labrador Retriever with an upper right 4th premolar slab fracture. I’m asking the amazing Dr. Donnell Hansen “How do YOU treat that?” Find...

“Veterinary clinics don’t care about animals anymore, they only care about making money.” People have been saying that a lot lately and it makes me upset because it simply is not true. People in...

I was sitting drinking my coffee this morning, talking to my family, and trying to come up with an idea for the blog. Both of my adult children were home and we were chatting about ideas concerning...

When I was in my second year of my veterinary technician program, we received a new group of dogs from one of our shelter partners. To my surprise, in amongst all the loveable mutts was a purebred Rough...

I have this theory and I have tested it extensively. Simply put, there is a limit to how many questions I can answer in a day. Personally, I am able to answer 76.5 questions, before I go into answer exhaustion.  I’m...

I have been practicing veterinary medicine for nearly 17 years. I graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, a starry-eyed 24-year-old ready to start the career...

We had been on vacation, the husband and I. It was January. We love snow. So, to Minnesota, we went. It was good to be away from work, the gaggle of dogs and cats we had accumulated (and loved with all...