I can’t really express in words how much I hate to be criticized. Speaking as a human being, there is little I hate more than being told I’m doing something wrong. Deep down in my heart I detest feedback...

I have been in the field of veterinary medicine for 22+ years. It never fails that when I talk to someone about my job they make the statement “Oh, you get to play with puppies and kittens all day!”...

We need to talk about Feline Injections Site Sarcomas. I will call them FISS from now on. No one really wants to talk about this subject. It makes us uncomfortable. Our whole raison d’etre as veterinarians...

I have two great passions: my family and veterinary medicine. With three children, ages 12, 10, seven and a small animal veterinary practice, life is a juggling act trying to balance my two greatest loves....

This is, in a way, a confession. Some of us have this really great cycle that happens after a long day at work: • We pick fights with our partners about stupid stuff when we get home, even though maybe...

There is a saying in veterinary medicine, “we don’t all live in the ivory tower.” Pretty much all of us know what this means. We learn the best of the best medicine in veterinary school and have...

I’m a Floridian living in Canada. When I went home to visit family last year, my wife and I took a trip to Key West at Thanksgiving. Key West is a magical place, a whole different world in Miami’s...

With the changes in technology it has made it so much easier to feel a sense of community in vet med. You have web pages like this one. Veterinarians and support staff have their own Instagram pages, Tumblr...

Picture this. You have just graduated or are looking for a new job. There are a lot of clinics looking for veterinarians at this time, so you feel like you will have the pick of the litter. When you browse...

Okay, okay… I know. We are supposed to charge for our time. I am a huge advocate for charging appropriately for all our hard work. I am a dentist/oral surgeon, after all. As a group, we all need to recognize...