Where did the year go? I need three more Augusts (minus the sweltering heat here in Florida) to catch up! The holidays are always stressful, even for those of us who love them. We have a tendency...

Today I spent the afternoon at a family dinner for my brother’s birthday. Gatherings with my family are always unique. My sister-in-law and I are both veterinarians, so if a meal doesn’t involve a...

    I learned about the effectiveness of silence from my first boss. I’ll be honest with you – he scared me to death. It took me the better part of a year to call him by his first name. ...

    I’ve been in practice for 15 years now. I’ve seen a lot of things that upset me. One of the things that turns every day into “Throat Punch Thursday” is when clients bring me receipts...

Sedation is one of the major controversies in end-of-life care medicine. I’m grateful that it isn’t as rare as it once was. When I talk to veterinarians about sedation, this is what I hear from those...

“I don’t know how you do this. It must be so hard.”   Inevitably, a client will say this to me when I come to their home to euthanize their pet. My stock answer (which is completely true) is...

Being a caretaker is difficult. Managing a pet with multiple illnesses and multiple medications or treatments is difficult. If you have been doing this, there’s something you should know: once your...

By: Cherie Buisson DVM   Human beings are very intelligent, but we can also be stubborn as mules. One of the hardest things we face is not jumping to conclusions in the face of certain events, and...

  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...

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?...