It had been a bad month. There were staffing issues, including an employee with a serious dog bite injury. Our basement flooded, creating a big mess. A flu-like virus struck the whole family one at a time...

“It only gets worse after you graduate,” a practicing veterinarian once told me. “You have real patients to take care of with real legal consequences if you screw up – things were way simpler in...

Veterinary professionals obviously rock. We headed to the @DrAndyRoark Instagram to see what your veterinary rock band would be called. Here are 7 of our favs. 1. Vetallica  @melanie.combs via GIPHY   2.The...

I am officially angry. This feeling is one that does not come to me lightly. I might get fired up about things that are important to me but I don’t consider myself someone who lets anger creep into my...

Today an owner told me I have the worst job in the world. His reasoning was not what I expected.     Said owner’s dog was dropped off for an exam by the pet sitter. She said the dog was just...

This content is sponsored by Petplan.    What kind of day are you having right now? Maybe it’s one of those “I can hit any vein in the universe on the first try…with my eyes closed…while...

Cash, check, credit or… what? Sometimes pet owners suggest some odd trades for veterinary services. While the DAR team agrees veterinary professionals should be compensated by traditional means,...

Recently I was part of an argument in a comments section on Facebook. I told myself not to get involved but after seeing so many veterinary technicians and veterinarians beaming with pride regarding our...

For better or worse, we all love a good selfie. To celebrate #NationalSelfieDay, here are 9 types of selfies you’ll only “get” if you work in vet med. 1. The… crappy selfie.   A...

Today our clinic had a very special visitor. We had a job shadow come and learn a bit about becoming a veterinary technician. A freshman in high school, I won’t lie I wasn’t expecting much out of her....