A few years ago, my husband and I made a New Year’s Resolution to go out with as many of our friends as possible. We made a list of all our buds and made an effort to invite someone out at least once...

  I just returned from a speaking engagement in Indiana where I educated young veterinarians about self-care. We talked about compassion fatigue, euthanasia, assertiveness and stress relief techniques....

There is an epidemic in veterinary medicine that no one is talking about. It’s cyber-bullying, and it must stop. Disagreement and constructive debate are healthy and productive. Abuse is not.     I’ve...

  Hopefully you have a veterinarian who you really like. Maybe even love. (But when I say love, I do not mean love, because that is another problem.) The veterinarian-client-patient relationship is...

By Andy Roark DVM MS   My wife and I are having a really stressful week.   You see, she has taken up curling (you know, the Olympic sport that looks like shuffleboard on a hockey rink), and...

Looking for new ways to drive your veterinarian over the edge? Take a look at this short video so you can be “that client.” ...

On your first day working with pets, you are given four gifts. Three are dogs; one is a sled. The three dogs are named Giving, Happiness, and Stability. The sled is called Life. Giving represents what...

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?...