I have a confession to make: Practicing veterinary medicine is not my favorite thing to do. It’s hard sometimes, being surrounded by people who say things like “It’s my calling”...

  Ever since I watched Doc Brown leap out of a frozen DeLorean and tell Marty McFly they’re going Back….to the Future, I’ve dreamed about all the ways time travel would make my life...

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...

  OK, let me just say up front that I am fully aware of how nerdy this gift is. However, I’m still going to tell you about it because it makes people feel great, it doesn’t cost a thing, and it...

  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...

Everyone says that your first job out of school is the most important. It “sets the standard for how you practice throughout your career.” When I was in vet school, I knew exactly what my first job...

Hello, Perfection. We’re old adversaries, you and me. You’re what I was supposed to be, remember? You bastard. You were what they expected out of me for over thirty years, and I realized eventually...

Not all vet techs are created equal. I don’t mean this to belittle anyone, or for it to be a bad thing. It’s just a fact. We all start out in this field because we love animals (and very obviously...

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...

  Many of us can fondly recall times we spent playing as children. What stands out most in those memories? We were… happy! And all too often as adults, that feeling of pure happiness is missing.   What...