It’s a wonderful time of year! The air is crisp, the leaves are starting to change color, and you can get a PSL (a pumpkin spice latte for those of you not on the band wagon) wherever you go! So, what...

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...

  Do we owe dogs anything other than a roof over their heads and meals?   Here’s a quick run down of some of the things these intelligent and willing animals do for us: Work as service dogs,...

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 love talking to pet owners.  After we’ve handled the matter at hand of the physical exam and it’s findings, I like to settle into a more friendly conversation to help answer any other questions...

I was about two-thirds through a phone conversation with a journalist doing a story about microchipping pets when she asked me, “So, you’d say microchips are completely safe?” A big part of me wanted...

I’m not the calm, logical pet owner you’d expect a veterinarian to be when my own pets’ health and wellness might be in question. I’m the pet owner who calls ASPCA Poison Control when Biggy steals...

I’m a big believer that most “black and white” statements about nutrition are oversimplified, frequently to the point of being inaccurate; and that the longer, grayer story is really the better...

I lost a patient this past weekend. I don’t know why and I will likely never know, as the owners of the dog decided not to have a necropsy to find out. They blame me, however. This would not be the first...

Trying to get pet owners to comply with your dental health recommendations? Not easy. When you suggest Mrs. Smith use a finger toothbrush on her feisty calico, she’s probably more interested in...