In the midst of the emotional trials of the start of my small animal rotating internship, I needed a way to escape on my days off. The siren song of binge watching mindless television was inescapable,...

Dr. Andy Roark spoke at my veterinary school graduation less than 6 months ago. I remember being inspired by his words; his advice and wishes for our future were so…right, so applicable, so funny. Now,...

When someone discovers that I am a veterinarian, typically the next question they ask is, “What kind of veterinarian are you?” I will admit that I tend to have some fun with answering this question....

When people learn that I am in veterinary school their faces light up and they say, “Wow! Good for you!” I live in a college town with an excellent vet school, so they assume this is where I go when...

I cannot imagine being anything other than a veterinary oncologist. But I did not always know this was what I wanted to be when I grew up. And I failed miserably a few times getting here. I did always...

I have a recurring dream.  I’m back in school and finals are coming up.  I haven’t been to class once all semester.  I haven’t read a single book, taken a single quiz or submitted a single paper. ...

It starts early. At least it did for me. I had decided to be a veterinarian when I was very young. Before I understood anything about money or the fact that the reason you work is related to making an...

      You have decided to go to veterinary school. Maybe you are still in high school or have gotten to that point in undergrad where you are applying our wondrous world. Because the market...

I’m sitting in the oncology pod, fruitlessly attempting to cram more medical minutiae into my brain, which feels full to bursting. All of my downtime during fourth-year clinical rotations in veterinary...

Veterinary medicine falls right in the middle of the Venn diagram conversion of emotions and money. Pets are increasingly considered part of the family, and we the parents of our furbabies. But medicine...