I am an introvert. If you’re reading this post, you might be too. Introverts are abundant in veterinary medicine. Many of us chose this field because animals made us feel connected to the world without...

I’m a fierce feminist. I stand for equal pay, more female CEOs, paid maternity leave, standing against rape culture and the objectification of women, and for women having autonomy over our own bodies....

“That’s life and as funny as it may seem, some people get their kicks, stomping on a dream.”                   ~ Frank Sinatra It was the summer before vet school. Like any good,...

There is a hypothesis, made popular in the book “Born to Run,” that humans evolved to run long distances.  You see, around 2 million years ago our ancestors brains grew to unprecedented sizes. ...

I was looking for a fight.  The client knew it and was calling me out on it.  I had been angry since the moment I dialed the phone. “Hi, it’s Dr. Smith from the animal hospital.  I hear there’s...

It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It started the moment I walked in the door to the clinic.  The inpatient I had hospitalized was not in his cage.  He had been admitted for pancreatitis...

Six months ago an adorable French Bulldog puppy named Murphy came to see me to be neutered. He jumped excitedly, licking my face and wagging his entire body along with his cork-screw tail.  He was like...

I practice in a very blessed land.  One where I am right down the road from a night and weekend emergency clinic and there are no less than 4 specialty and referral centers within a 15 mile radius. ...

I have a recurring dream.  I’m back in school and finals are coming up.  I haven’t been to class once all semester.  I haven’t read a single book, taken a single quiz or submitted a single paper. ...

Veterinary medicine falls right in the middle of the Venn diagram conversion of emotions and money. Pets are increasingly considered part of the family, and we the parents of our furbabies. But medicine...