Melanie Kramer

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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...

Originally “Adopt Don’t Shop” was created to bring attention to all the amazing pets available in shelters and rescues across the nation. The marketing technique was very effective and pet adoptions...

This week on the cone… Dr. Andy Roark interviews Dr. Paulo Steagall on his team’s research into facial expressions of pain in cats and the new Feline Grimace Scale. Related links:Article...

Being a Licensed Veterinary Technician working in a small animal and exotic practice for over a decade I’ve seen my fair share of ill exotic pets over the years. So, when an appointment popped up...

This week on the Cone… Dr. Andy Roark asks for help from veterinary dentist extraordinaire Dr. Donnell Hansen! Andy has a 5-year-old FS Golden Retriever with a “face that looks different.”...

I received a random act of kindness that profoundly changed my life. And it happened in one of what is probably the unlikelier places for it: the parking garage of the Philadelphia International Airport....