Melanie Kramer

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Telemedicine has been the greatest COVID silver lining for me. (I mean, other than shaving my head and rediscovering the bidet during the great TP shortage.) Telemedicine has been the greatest professional...

My practice was built by a man who is 6 feet 7 inches tall. A tall man by anyone’s standards.  The countertops are tall and the shelves are high.  I am the opposite of tall. I am very...

In February of this year, I was chosen to become the new managing DVM of the hospital where I currently work. I was to take over the role April 1st, 2020. At the time I had been out of school for almost...

*OK, I’ll admit, this title is pretentious.  But stick with me here. I don’t pretend to actually be able to make this apocalyptic worldwide shutdown into an affirmative self-improvement experience....

It seemed like a normal work conversation, discussing an after-hours team building activity and the specifics of when and where we could host it. After some back and forth about times and locations, I...

Today is a beautiful sunny day. We are quarantined and cannot really go anywhere except for maybe a walk in the neighborhood or outside to do yard work.  I had some groceries delivered today, which...

I have been thinking a lot about one of my favorite stories. It’s over 2,000 years old and is as relevant today as even before. It’s called the Parable of the Chinese Farmer. Here’s how it goes: There...

Dear COVID-19, I could have never imagined you would bring so much fear, uncertainty and change in the lives of thousands of people including myself. I was in Asheville doing my last externship when...

This week on the Cone… The amazing Dr. Marie Holowaychuk and Dr. Andy Roark discuss martyr status in vet medicine and how we need to stop competing to be the most burned out. Original...

I’m a sucker for a good story. I love mythology. I love superhero movies. I love odysseys and sagas and epics from Homer to Neil Gaiman, Aesop to Joseph Campbell, Scheherazade to Stan Lee. I...