Through social media we’re faced with an onslaught of information. While some may call it a blessing to have access to so many knowledgeable individuals, we as veterinary professionals know that...

  Welcome to There, I Said It- a column where we give you, the reader, a chance to get something off your chest in an anonymous fashion. Be it embarrassing, frustrating, or just something you didn’t...

  “What made you decide to become a vet?”     This question makes the top 10 list of this veterinarian’s least favorite small-talk questions.  It isn’t because...

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...

There’s always been a soft spot in my heart for cheesy action movies. Think: Robert Downey Junior in a metal suit, Bruce Willis in a skyscraper, or Arnold Schwarzenegger anywhere except a political...

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...

  Today, I lied to a client. And I don’t feel bad about it, to tell the truth.     That’s not what I’m like, either the lying or the lack of regret. Like most veterinarians, I believe...

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...

There are many people and websites that claim to have expert opinions on the care and keeping of pets but ultimately, the best source of information is your vet clinic. Everyone’s favorite veterinary...

  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...