These are crazy times, both in general (beyond scope of this blog) and in veterinary medicine (will try to focus on this). Veterinary medicine has changed drastically in the past 20 years and I feel like...

  One of the hardest things about being a doctor is constantly being told you are wrong. Our clients tell us that Dr. Google, the breeder or their mother says so. Our colleagues debate online as...

By: Samantha Toy, RVT   When you’re fresh out of school, you think you’re prepared for the world of veterinary medicine. Years later, you realize you had NO IDEA what you were getting yourself...

By: Christopher G. Byers DVM,DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ   As veterinarians, we meet irreplaceable patients on a daily basis. Some of them are healthy. Some of them are sick. All of them (and their...

  Firstline magazine has launched a video series called Coffee on the Couch with Tasha McNerney CVT to help veterinary technicians grow their careers. In this episode, Dr. Andy Roark gives some epic...

By: Andy Roark, DVM   In veterinary medicine, we all see pets that change us in lasting ways. Dolley, a Bernese Mountain Dog, was one of those patients for me.   Dolley was a dog that could be...

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?...