Every single one of us has bad moments. We all have doubts. We all feel insecure today about something that didn’t bother us before. We all have fear lurking, waiting to pounce on us when we are weak....

When I was in elementary school, I was already an overachiever. I had been planning my career as a veterinarian since I was six years old. Somehow, my mother convinced me that my vet school application...

    Welcome to Vetfessions, a new column on Dr. Andy Roark where we give you, the reader, a chance to get something off your chest in an anonymous fashion. Be it embarrassing, frustrating,...

  Let me ask you a hypothetical question: When you think about your job, would you rather be the best person in your city at what you do and have everyone think you are the worst, or be the worst...

You are an old fogey.   OK, maybe you’re not an old fogey yet, but you will be one day. And when you are, I want you to think back on the first time you rolled your eyes at your parents when they...

    One of the most interesting things I learned in business school was that the rate of consumer technology adoption is accelerating beyond belief.  This can be intimidating for veterinarians...

Although I’ve been a veterinarian for over ten years now and feel confident in my abilities, a few years ago I made an obvious mistake that I believe cost a young dog his life, and it left me devastated.   An...

  What is the single most important question to ask at every feline office appointment? I imagine that you may have several, depending on the circumstances or maybe on your experiences. But I think...

Perhaps you’ve seen the cat videos that swept the Internet last week. You know the ones — where people sneak up and place a cucumber on the ground behind a cat blissfully eating its food. After a moment,...

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...