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...

By Dr. Andy Roark DVM MS   The heartworm talk   The flea talk   The vaccine talk   The allergy talk   The dental talk   The weight talk     If you’ve been in...

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...

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...

There’s a growing trend among outstanding, caring, compassionate veterinarians around the world, and it’s not accessorizing for fall with jaunty cat-themed scarves (although I’m really pushing that...

    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. ...

Sometimes when asked how work is going, I answer, “Not too bad. I still have all ten fingers.” It’s my poor attempt at a joke, but I’ve realized that a lot of people unfamiliar with veterinary...

    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...

By Jessica Vogelsang DVM   My senior year of veterinary school, an oncology resident I respected a great deal sat us all down and told us his number one piece of advice: “No matter what you...