A recent discussion about online reviews led me to an epiphany. I think much of the mental health crisis in veterinary medicine stems from feelings of helplessness. We are consistently at the mercy of...

One of the most interesting things I learned in business school was that consumer communication preferences are changing very fast. This can be intimidating for veterinarians who, to put it charitably,...

I am a veterinary surgical oncologist at a teaching institution. I’ve also spent three years in general practice and feel like I have a good relationship with my RDVMs (referring veterinarians),...

Don’t worry, I’m not going to try and convince you to vote for a particular candidate. From what I can tell, all of our Facebook friends are doing a bangup job of that all on their own. In...

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...

Sometimes we tell ourselves lies to make life easier. We say things like, “I was walking in and out of exam rooms all day long. That counts as exercise,” or “There’s a ban on cellphones in the...

When I first graduated from vet school, I came into our profession armed with all of the most up to date knowledge at the time. However, I also immediately recognized that we didn’t have the same caliber...

Even the most meticulously laid plans can play out differently than expected. Seeking to carve a niche and fulfill an unmet need in my community, I launched a veterinary practice focused on animal hospice,...

I met a young technician once who was at the end of her rope at work: “I work with three doctors, and they’re out of control!” she said, desperate to get some advice. “They hate each other and...

I am a Registered Veterinary Technician. I work in emergency and critical care, working every day to care for people’s companion animals.   RVTs will relieve their patient’s pain, perform...