A surprising source for gratitude…

Can you stop and think of all you take for granted? You wake up. You rise from bed. You feel tired. You shower and dress yourself. You make your own breakfast. You drive to work. You have a job. You feed yourself lunch. You make phone calls and write e-mails and speak fluently to your … Continue reading A surprising source for gratitude…

When an injection leads to cancer…

Injection site sarcomas (ISSs), as the name implies, are tumors of the skin and subcutaneous tissue that develop in cats secondary to a previous injection. They are most often implicated with vaccinations, however they could develop secondary to any prior injection, including those related to administration of drugs or even microchips. I dislike all forms … Continue reading When an injection leads to cancer…

What’s the scariest diagnosis I’ve ever faced?

I recently faced a case diagnosed with the most frightening disease known to the medical community. Once I learned the patient’s signalment (age, breed, and gender) and the description of his presenting signs (cough, congestion, restlessness, agitation, and poor appetite), I knew I was in for an incredible diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Surprisingly, my patient … Continue reading What’s the scariest diagnosis I’ve ever faced?

Do you love your vet?

This is a tough time to be a vet. In September 2014, Dr. Sophia Yin, a vibrant, compassionate, world-renowned veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist, committed suicide at the age of 48. Her death shocked the veterinary community. A remarkable outpouring from within the veterinary profession soon followed to raise awareness of depression, compassion fatigue, and suicide … Continue reading Do you love your vet?