I had to tell an owner that his best friend was dying last week.  He brought his 11 year old dog to see me for coughing after exercise.  Prior to going into the room, I reviewed his history and noted a...

First, let me start by saying that I love my dad. When asked who I admire most, my dad is the first person who comes to mind.  However, sometimes my dad forgets I am not his little girl anymore and doesn’t...

Veterinary clients always like to keep us on our toes, and vet med certainly has a special way of ruining certain foods for us. Here’s a story based on a tale @llwise shared on the @DrAndyRoark Instagram. A...

This content is sponsored by Petplan.  Yuck mouth. Doggie breath. Stinky McStinkface. As we all know, dental disease is one of the most prevalent diseases in veterinary medicine. We often see pets at...

  There’s a liar that lives inside us all. The conniving, evil voice in our heads that tells us we’re not good enough, or that we need to be afraid, or that something bad is coming, or that we’re...

“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,...

Veterinary CSRs often have pretty full to-do lists. On the @DrAndyRoark Instagram, we asked them what co-workers can do to make them feel appreciated or make their days easier. Here’s what they had...

Veterinarians give pet owners a lot of advice in the exam room, but @juliadvm shared a story that will remind us that fashion tips don’t come with a DVM. “(I was) using a bit of stockinette...

Today I was doing what every technician does on a daily, if not hourly basis. I was expressing a patient’s anal glands. It’s not necessarily my favorite part of the job and it is far from glamorous....

Good communication skills are integral to successful veterinary appointments. Unfortunately, we all slip up and the say wrong thing sometimes. These veterinary professionals were willing to admit their...