By: Shawn Finch, DVM   From my friend, Andy Roark, “Write about something you are passionate about.” How fun! How open-ended! I could write anything! I couldn’t wait to get started! “This...

By: Andy Roark DVM MSc I’m not going to post the graphic photo that goes along with these twisted words. If you are interested, it’s not hard to find. The image of the dead cat and the smiling human...

  I messed up. I missed a tumor in my own veterinary technician’s dog. How did I let this happen? How did I fail Smokey and Amanda? Smokey was my inspiration for a new cancer awareness program...

As I reflect on the Thanksgiving holiday, most of the things I’m thankful for sound a bit cliché. I’m thankful for my health and the health of my family, the people I work with who make my job great,...

Dear reader, I want to thank everyone who read my articles, watched my videos, came to my talks, or encouraged me in person or online. It was an incredible year, and I never would have had the chance to...

It just happened again. The little head-shaped silhouette in the top left corner of my Facebook page lit up, and a wonderful pet owner I recently helped reached out to be my online friend. I have seen...

Just last week, while I was performing euthanasia for a critically ill patient, the pet’s owner looked at me and said, “I bet this is the hardest part of your job.” That gave me pause. For me, putting...

  This year, the most popular thing I put out was not an article. It was a kooky video I did on a lark for DVM360. I decided it should still be included in the top 3 since, well, you folks seem to...

The Veterinarian’s Prayer Originally Published: DVM NewsMagazine, April 1, 2012 Click here or above to read the complete Veterinarian’s Prayer article.     The Veterinarian’s Prayer As...