Melanie Kramer

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I’ll admit it, I’m one of those people who wanted to be a veterinarian since I knew I had to have a “grown-up job.” I read James Herriot over and over as a kid and had high expectations for what...

This week on the Cone of Shame Veterinary Podcast, Dr. Andy Roark interviews Brennen McKenzie, VMD, MSc of The SkeptVet. They’ll talk all about his new book, “Placebos for Pets? The Truth...

Okay, I admit it, I drank the Marie Kondo Kool-Aid and, like Colbert said on her Late Show appearance, given the chance, I would probably follow Marie Kondo to her cult compound and stay with her forever....

This week on the Cone….. There’s a cat in exam room 3 who will NOT stop destroying furniture. The owner is about to give the cat up or find someone who will declaw it. It’s YOUR...

Dr. Andy Roark and Dr. Amanda Doran review canine euthanasia. This is an excellent episode for anyone on the healthcare team and we hope it will be a great refresher and conversation starter for veterinary...

I used to HATE my life as a practicing veterinarian. For three long years after graduating, I just knew I had messed up in my career choice. What’s interesting is that I loved most parts...

This week, Dr. Andy Roark is joined by Dr. Michael Miller (aka the Harry Potter Vet) to discuss the “deathly hallows of vet med.” If you’re a Harry Potter fan (or just a lover of...

In this episode of the Cone of Shame Veterinary Podcast, Dr. Andy Roark sits down with feline behavior consultant Ingrid Johnson to talk about cats that eat too fast and then throw up. There’s...

It’s a week before Christmas, probably around 2 am. At the time, I worked at a 24-hour emergency-only clinic. It’s a cold, rainy evening. In comes a cat, brought to us by Animal Control. She was in...

This week, Dr. Andy Roark interviews Sam Morello DVM, DACVS, an associate professor of large animal surgery in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Madison-Wisconsin. They discuss...