You have decided to adopt an adorable spawn from hell otherwise known as a cat (I kid!). Cats are amazing, but also very complicated. Many people obtain cats through friends or rescues,...


Veterinary hospice and palliative care is my calling. That isn’t something I ever thought I would say, but there it is. I’ve devoted a large portion of my practice to helping pets...


When we met, you were dying. Not in the existential ‘a little every day’ or a slow fade of light, but in the ‘Poo is hitting the fan, move. Now.’ kind of way.   I quickly...


  It happened again. A family could not afford the care of their pet and the veterinarian offered relinquishment instead of having to euthanize the animal. It should be a feel...


When the topic of heartworm and flea/tick preventatives comes up during an appointment, sometimes it feels like there’s an elephant in the room.   Often at this time of year,...


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As an anesthesia technician, one of the things we are told early on is that if you don’t have a death under anesthesia “you aren’t doing enough anesthesia.” This can be a hard...


You escape the vet school bubble only to find that the world continued to revolve without you. Everyone on the outside is four years further into their careers and financial savings,...


Every year at my week-long quilt retreat, I meet up with friends and indulge in my favorite pastime. Even though I am a doctor, and you’d think nothing about quilting could be scary,...


I wanted to share with you what I’m feeling because I’m pretty sure many others feel this way and many don’t do it because they feel this way. I took today off work because I’m...


One of the things that makes me so passionate about this field is the adrenaline that comes with it. The awesome feeling of a correct diagnosis. The self-esteem boost when a sick patient...


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