A couple of years ago, I heard about an alternative to the New Year’s Resolution.  Instead of making a list of resolutions that will likely be broken by February (something I am very guilty of), you...

One of the most interesting things I learned in business school was that consumer communication preferences are changing very fast. This can be intimidating for veterinarians who, to put it charitably,...

When I was in high school, I was part of a very special Christmas tradition. The concert choir at Largo High School auditioned and was selected to participate in Epcot Center’s Candlelight Processional....

When I have a patient in the hospital, here are my requirements: – They have to have pain control – They have to have food – They have to be well hydrated – They have to be eliminating...

Close your eyes and picture a veterinarian’s home life. What do you see? I bet that your scenario includes a menagerie of animals, including at least one dog, perhaps even a small farm or sanctuary....

When someone discovers that I am a veterinarian, typically the next question they ask is, “What kind of veterinarian are you?” I will admit that I tend to have some fun with answering this question....

This week, while over a bandage change or an extruded dog penis or placing a purse string in a dog’s rectum (hard to remember exactly what I was doing, but some veterinarian-related group activity),...

Two years ago in an emergency situation, I met my vet and he has changed my life. The things I  learned from Dr. Jason Sweitzer and the entire staff at Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital have given me...

I am a veterinary surgical oncologist. This is a bit of a mouthful and probably more than most people want to know when they ask what I do. Veterinarian is really the only answer that they want to hear...

Being new to the veterinary field is unnerving. Whether you’re a new doctor, licensed technician, assistant, or receptionist the pressure is intense and there is so much to learn and to take in.  No...