Is it ever ok to not be nice?

Sometimes it’s hard to be nice. We all deal with annoyances and irritations in our lives. That person who cut you off on the expressway—completely out of line! That woman who talks loudly on her cell phone while you’re in line at the grocery store —absolutely mind numbing! The wailing toddler, the failed Wi-Fi connection, … Continue reading Is it ever ok to not be nice?

What’s new for treating lymphoma in dogs?

Lymphoma is the most common cancer diagnosed in dogs and cats. It’s also an extremely common cancer in humans. This represents a unique opportunity where people can potentially benefit from treatment options developed for pets, and vice versa. In people, lymphoma is usually classified as Hodgkin-like (HL) or Non-Hodgkin-like (NHL), with NHL being the most … Continue reading What’s new for treating lymphoma in dogs?

What’s the one thing I never knew about becoming a veterinarian?

Doctors endure a great deal of expectations. We should be kind, compassionate, and intelligent. We must be patient, efficient, and accessible. Doctors should be passionate about their craft, able to endure long work hours, possess excellent time management skills, while continually updating their knowledge. These features are not unrealistic and are not restricted to successful … Continue reading What’s the one thing I never knew about becoming a veterinarian?

How to have a life, while saving lives…

Lately I’ve felt a bit overwhelmed. I’ve carried a nagging, overriding sense of anxiety, particularly regarding work-related assignments, deadlines, and expectations. I wish for the weekend to hurry up and arrive, and then spend my days off worried because I didn’t accomplish my “to do” list. Obligations are piling up, with their ceaseless associated expectations, … Continue reading How to have a life, while saving lives…

“I thought it was just a little limp…” Part 4: Chemotherapy options for canine osteosarcoma

It’s been two weeks since Duffy's amputation surgery, and he’s coming in to see me for a check-up, and a final discussion on what our plan for his future will be. I anxiously awaited his arrival to my examination area, recalling how when he went home two days after surgery he seemed slightly sluggish with some … Continue reading “I thought it was just a little limp…” Part 4: Chemotherapy options for canine osteosarcoma