We hear a lot about compassion fatigue these days, and rightly so. We are all more aware of the potential toll our work can have on us and on all aspects of our lives outside work. But we can’t use...

Today an owner told me I have the worst job in the world. His reasoning was not what I expected.     Said owner’s dog was dropped off for an exam by the pet sitter. She said the dog was just...

I think of myself as someone who loves yoga. I say to my friends, “I should do more yoga. I miss it.” But in reality, I’m a yoga dropout – a person who used to take a yoga class...

Veterinarians, like anyone else, tend to fall into a routine at work. We see a variety of pets and people, but we also spend a lot of each day the same way – returning messages and calls, doing...

Sometimes, since I started running, people say to me, “I don’t like to run outside because I think people are watching me and thinking how slow I am, or how I don’t look like a runner.” This...

When people hear I’m a veterinarian, they usually say, “Oh, I love animals. I would love to do that. But I could never put them to sleep.” In truth, I never had any real trouble performing...

“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” –Helen Keller I read a beautiful post today by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang (pawcurious.com) about the...

I have a confession to make: Practicing veterinary medicine is not my favorite thing to do. It’s hard sometimes, being surrounded by people who say things like “It’s my calling”...