by: Andy Roark DVM, MSc   On Sunday, June 7, veterinarian Austin Ayars died in an accident on his family farm. I’ve never even met him, but I have struggled with his death ever since I heard about...

By: Andy Roark DVM MSc I’m not going to post the graphic photo that goes along with these twisted words. If you are interested, it’s not hard to find. The image of the dead cat and the smiling human...

  I messed up. I missed a tumor in my own veterinary technician’s dog. How did I let this happen? How did I fail Smokey and Amanda? Smokey was my inspiration for a new cancer awareness program...

By: Tasha McNerney BS, CVT Recently I had the privilege of running the anesthesia on my friend/coworker’s dog, Maggie, undergoing surgery to repair an ACL tear. The anesthesia itself was uneventful and...

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,...

Dear reader, I want to thank everyone who read my articles, watched my videos, came to my talks, or encouraged me in person or online. It was an incredible year, and I never would have had the chance to...

(This article is part of the ongoing column 12 Steps to Success) “Economic advantages may be created by any person who surrounds himself with advice, counsel, and personal cooperation of a group...

(This article is part of the ongoing column 12 Steps to Success.) Stress, which probably contributes the most  to  our society’s poor health,  may account for as many as 70% of all visits to family...

Music can play an important role in veterinary practice. Studies have shown that music can increase the time patrons spend in a business, improve attitudes while patrons wait, increase employee productivity,...

“Wait—what? Two employees broke bones falling down, and your clinic still refused to fix the floor?” I stammered. I admit that I had zoned out a bit when my friend, a veterinarian in Miami, started...