By: Tobie Faith DVM   On Monday, I took a call from a hysterical client. On Sunday she went to the ER because her Dachshund was having severe pain. They diagnosed cervical (neck) pain and sent her...

By: Jennifer Shepherd DVM   I am a veterinarian. This means, among other things, I am primarily a scientist and a compassionate caregiver. The scientist in me always needs to know.   I need...

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...

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...

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...

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...

It just happened again. The little head-shaped silhouette in the top left corner of my Facebook page lit up, and a wonderful pet owner I recently helped reached out to be my online friend. I have seen...

  This year, the most popular thing I put out was not an article. It was a kooky video I did on a lark for DVM360. I decided it should still be included in the top 3 since, well, you folks seem to...