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Your dog is scratching, your cat is itching and you just noticed a little red spot on your own ankle. Yup – you have a flea problem. Your first inclination might be to run to...


forgivness

Whether you’re giving it, receiving it or bestowing it upon yourself, forgiveness is one of the most beautiful things in our lives. Forgiveness is a universal healer. It doesn’t...


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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...


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Can you give Pepto Bismol to pets? The suspiciously pink substance has helped your stomach, but is it okay for your furry friend? In this episode of Ask Dr. Andy, Dr. Roark covers...


Mother's day

“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” –Helen Keller I read a beautiful post today by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang (pawcurious.com)...


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euthanasia

When people hear I’m a veterinarian, they usually say, “Oh, I love animals. I would love to do that. But I could never put them to sleep.” In truth, I never had any...


Salary Calculator Worksheet

  We have a problem.   Earlier this month, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) released the 2016 New Graduate Salary Calculator Worksheet. This worksheet was...


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Veterinary clients can be (understandably) worried when a pet delivers a litter at home, but @lvttob shared a story with us on the @DrAndyRoark Instagram that brought that normal panic...


kids with dog

“THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS!” My friend is a practice manager, and she was having a bad day. “Why do vets just think they can give everything away?” Apparently...


appreciation

If you ask employees what would make them feel appreciated, you will notice that many of them will say that they would simply appreciate a “thank you” or “good job”. You can...


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