Do the clothes make the doctor?

Veterinary medicine is a dirty job. I’m not talking about unethical behaviors or illicit activities. I’m speaking in a very literal sense, referencing the countless pungent, projectile bodily eliminations, oozing wounds, parasite-infested hair coats, and traumatic injuries we encounter on a daily basis. All of our patients are adorable, but many of them have hygiene … Continue reading Do the clothes make the doctor?

Is your veterinarian too competitive?

A few miles from my home, there are two small farms located on the same road—one along the West side and one along the East side. They exist on a small stretch of the street, with not more than a tenth of a mile or so separating the two. Both farms sell fresh produce, flowers, … Continue reading Is your veterinarian too competitive?

Rescue me!

Lymphoma is a frequently diagnosed cancer in dogs. It is a cancer of lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell normally tasked with fighting infections. There are many different forms of lymphoma in dogs, with the most common type (multicentric lymphoma) bearing close resemblance to Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in people. The recommended treatment plan … Continue reading Rescue me!

I’m pretty excited to let you know…

I was invited to write an article for NextAvenue.com again. The topic this time was when older parents and their adult children disagree about treating a pet with cancer. It's a dilemma I've run into numerous times as a veterinary oncologist, and something I never gave much consideration to before actually experiencing the discourse firsthand. … Continue reading I’m pretty excited to let you know…

Lung tumors in pets

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not counting skin cancer). In men, prostate cancer is more common, while in women breast cancer is more common. Lung cancer accounts for just over 25 percent of all human cancer deaths and is the leading cause of cancer death among both … Continue reading Lung tumors in pets