Jessica Vogelsang DVM

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Oftentimes our clients are faced with the decision whether or not to put their pets under general anesthesia for a surgical or dental procedure. Patients do not get the care they need when pet parents...

Some people in the general public would like to believe that declawing a cat is a friendly little procedure where those pesky nails are magically and painlessly removed and the cat is returned to them,...

A little more than three months ago, my husband and I were blessed to bring another little boy into the world and into our family. While our first son certainly initially turned our world upside down,...

We hear a lot about compassion fatigue these days, and rightly so. We are all more aware of the potential toll our work can have on us and on all aspects of our lives outside work. But we can’t use...

The Internet loves to sensationalize stories. It’s so easy to share these stories through Facebook and other social media platforms. It just takes one click and it is shared to friends and friends of...

A few years ago, I wrote an article entitled “No such thing as a negative exploratory.”* Shortly thereafter, I received an amazing email from a colleague on the other side of the world.   Dr....

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...

It is one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to instilling wellness into the veterinary profession… veterinary care providers who would rather be a martyr than model good behavior for their colleagues...

Can we talk about lunch for a moment? I know, I know: “Ha! What’s that!?” Lunch – or its lack thereof – is treated as some sort of insolvable problem in veterinary medicine: “That’s...

A year ago, today, I wrote an article about “giving your all to euthanasia”.  The article gave comfort to many, including owners. In this article, I stated that “euthanasia can be the hardest part...