As I reflect on the Thanksgiving holiday, most of the things I’m thankful for sound a bit cliché. I’m thankful for my health and the health of my family, the people I work with who make my job great,...

    Before my wife and I had children, we got a puppy together. Preparing for the dog was an elaborate process that involved reading everything we could get our hands on, picking just the right...

As the man pulled off his shirt and draped it over his dog, I remember thinking, “I hope my technician comes in right about now. No, wait. I don’t.” The appointment had been uneventful until I informed...

In July of last year, a young couple brought their two Greyhounds to see me at the clinic. Joel, the 11-year old dog, had begun coughing over the last few days. (Toast, Joel’s faithful companion, came...

For me, medicine has always had a deeply spiritual component. I often say little prayers for my patients and their owners, and it is for this reason that I started to think about what I would pray for...

The lights are low, and my wife and I have just settled in to watch the newest episode of House of Cards on Netflix. “What did he say?” my wife asks. “He said he doesn’t love her anymore,” I...

Some of the best new dog products we’ve seen at the Global Pet Expo this year started with nothing more than a good idea, like the Tuggo Dog Toy. Inventor Adam Harrington was sitting on his front...

So what happens when three engineers decide that clipping a leash onto the tiny metal D-ring attached to most pet collars takes more time and effort than it should? Simple. They come up with something...

I was already married to my wife when I became a veterinarian. We quickly discovered that a career as a vet can put some stress on a marriage. I can’t tell you how many dinners I have missed because...

In the winter of 2010, I was living in Leesburg, Va., with my wife and our 2-year-old daughter. When a snowstorm blanketed the area, my wife and I decided it was time for our daughter’s first snow...