Veterinary medicine is comprised of a lot of different personality types. In many ways, it is why I love my job – I am surrounded by people of varying backgrounds, plenty of whom had entire previous...

  My Father was a talented physician. However, he spent his career in public health research and, as such, felt far removed from clinical medical practice. Growing up I always wished he could sign...

I’ve diagnosed and treated a lot of conjunctivitis in my career as a veterinarian. But, I’ve never had to treat myself for conjunctivitis until this year. What misery! I had no idea inflamed conjunctiva...

Here are four words I never thought I’d hear myself say: “I am a cyclist”. I’ve always detested exercise. If you ever saw me running, there was probably something chasing me.   When I started...

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...

Helmut* was one of my cancer patients. He also had a painful, nonvisual eye. The eye ended up giving him more trouble than the tumor and the owner elected to have it removed. She had it removed by a board-certified...

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...

When a dog has consumed marijuana, it can be challenging to find the right song to sing to the client. Luckily, the Songstress of the Veterinary World, Kelsey Beth RVT, has given us the perfect song for...

    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...