You have been given the opportunity to join a very elite club. It involves long days, sometimes even longer nights, sick patients literally falling from the ceiling with a slow appointment slot or two...

On a recent trip, I took this photograph of my family’s suitcases. Can you guess which one is mine? Did you guess “the big one”? Why? Maybe because I’m a woman, and so I must bring too many clothes?...

Almost twenty-four years ago, I stepped into the field of Veterinary Medicine. Younger, blonder than I am now, and so naïve. I had no idea what I was getting involved in. I thought, as so many do, that...

Dr. Andy Roark and Co-host Stephanie Goss talk about the new #4eyessavelives initiative in their newest Uncharted Veterinary podcast. Goss interviews Roark about why he believes that restricting access...

In my time as a CVT I’ve witnessed and assisted in more euthanasias than I can count. The old age, the sick, the unexpected. The “we’re ready,” and the “we weren’t...

For some reason no matter where I am in life, I have never felt good enough. It started early on in life and always overshadowed any success I had. I knew in high school that I would become a veterinary technician,...

Whoa, Nelly! My wife and I just became first-time parents a little over two weeks ago.  It’s been a hectic few weeks and what a rush of an experience.  Our little daughter is perfect in...

Not every vet wants to be a practice owner. But every vet is made up of more than medical knowledge and surgical skills. I’ve said before, it’s OK to want to be happy at work. We spend a lot of...

I graduated last week. That’s something I’ve been looking forward to saying for almost three years now. I graduated. I am officially a Veterinary Technician, Virginia License pending. Everyone...

This was Mrs. Rudder’s third visit to see me about Harry’s skin. The little old pug sat happily on the bench next to her and I gently looked him over. Overall, he was doing great! His skin was less...