I’ve been working in the veterinary field since I was 15 years old. I witnessed my first euthanasia just two hours into the job.  It struck me in that moment, even at my tender age,...


Remember that time that you needed me to help out you and your pet and I didn’t do it? I remember that too. I think about it from time to time, and not just when I see you on the...


  I saw a PostSecret recently.  It was a postcard of the Stanford campus and said, “Stanford. I am ashamed to admit to my friends that even though I go to one of the top universities...


Any time I hear of a dog injuring or killing a child, my heart breaks. As a human, it breaks for the child, who has either been physically and emotionally scarred or taken from this...


  For decades, cats have been considered low-maintenance pets. You would put food in a bowl and your cat lounged around your house, getting steadily fatter, until eventually it...


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I know a thing or two about stigma. I have a secret.  Make that two.  Some people know part of this, some of them know both parts, most don’t know either.  I no longer know how...


“Change is the only constant”- Truth Potato   If you haven’t experienced the Truth Potato I highly recommend it. Sometimes we need little truth bombs placed throughout our...


I’m from the south. I was born in Kenner, Louisiana and spent the first 9 years of my life immersed in southern hospitality.     My parents kept up their southern traditions...


One of the biggest failings in vet med is that we don’t hold each other accountable for our own self-care. If you think about it, why would anyone?   Everyone is wading through...


By Anonymous   Last week I experienced the worst day of my career. Actually, it rivals the worst day in my life.   It was my first week back from vacation. My old kitty,...


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