HAPPY NEW YEAR! A Veterinarian’s Perspective…

It’s that time of the year again! Time where I take stock of what I’ve accomplished over the past 365 days, and, more importantly, time to hold myself accountable for what I’ve left undone. In other words, it’s time to list my New Year’s resolutions. 2014 brought a remarkable number of changes in my life. … Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR! A Veterinarian’s Perspective…

Of Cats and Cancer!

I am a self-proclaimed “Crazy Cat Lady.”  If you are a faithful reader of this blog, or even an occasional visitor, I’m sure you would never guess this to be the case as the majority of the articles I write are centered on dogs.  Although many cancers occur with equal frequency in both species, most … Continue reading Of Cats and Cancer!

We go together… Like surgery and oncology!

Certain combinations are indelibly etched in our minds as cohesive partnerships. For example, can you think of peanut butter without contemplating jelly? I challenge you to hear the word “ying” and not think of “yang.” If someone says “tequila,” I’m guaranteed to think of a lime. Don’t judge — I’m sure you have your own … Continue reading We go together… Like surgery and oncology!

Communication Breakdown or Comedy Show? Veterinarians See It All…

The five crucial components to a veterinary visit include recording a patient's vital signs, taking a complete medical history, performing a comprehensive physical exam, recommending laboratory tests, and discussing the utility of other ancillary studies. You might be surprised to learn that the most useful of those five pieces of the diagnostic puzzle has nothing … Continue reading Communication Breakdown or Comedy Show? Veterinarians See It All…