We all tend to have a slightly glamorous vision of veterinary careers. We like to imagine ourselves changing the lives of every client, patient and stray animal that crosses our path every single day. Then...

  If you work in veterinary medicine, some of this may ring a bell. I hope it’s a faint bell, and that you’re loving the progress we’re making in how we take care of pets.       ...

Years ago, I worked for a small animal clinic in Fleming Island, Florida. The area was becoming more developed, but there was still a lot of rural area around, with a majority of old country folks living...

It starts when we are children.  We’re not allowed to say “No.”  We must hug our Aunt, eat our food, brush our teeth, and go to bed . Yes, children need to obey, but are we pushing things too far?...

  When was the last time you thought about how wonderful it is to be exhausted? I don’t mean “tired.” I mean mentally, physically, and emotionally wiped out.   Last week was hectic at the...

Several days ago, a client was waiting for a procedure to be finished on her “therapy cat,” which she can’t be separated from. Interpret that how you will, but it’s safe to say this client would...

As anyone who’s worked in the clinic more than a day or two knows, client communication often plays out like a game of telephone, conversations warping and bending over each retelling into a final version...

  By: Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ   Many patients never get the surgery they need because veterinarians or owners assume that a mass is cancerous. Worse: countless pets are euthanized based...

I have a confession to make. I generally don’t like books about veterinary medicine. It’s because most books even remotely related to the subject have at least one of two major flaws:   1) They...

By: Shawn Finch, DVM   From my friend, Andy Roark, “Write about something you are passionate about.” How fun! How open-ended! I could write anything! I couldn’t wait to get started! “This...