“Easy” A New Year’s Resolution

The Encounter Yesterday morning as my dog, Frankie, and I were walking, a neighbor was passing through the parking lot with his two pups. The Labradoodle and the Bernese looked to be about four months old and had all the exuberance you would expect of a couple of...
I’m Fat and so is Your Dog

I’m Fat and so is Your Dog

I am fat.  This is not me being self-deprecating, nor am I looking for reassurances or external validation of my size.  It’s simply a fact.  By any objective standards, I am clinically obese.  I acknowledge that this is a problem. I’ve struggled with weight my entire...
The Vet Tech Problem and What You Can Do About It

The Vet Tech Problem and What You Can Do About It

October 16-22 is Veterinary Technician Appreciation week. In the wake of the recent AVMA article discussing the high turnover of vet techs, it seems clear that they are not feeling very appreciated. Veterinary technicians are the heart of an animal hospital.  They do...
Vet Med is a Marathon

Vet Med is a Marathon

In addition to being a vet, I’m also a runner.  For runners, as the heat and humidity of summer winds down and autumn brings its colorful foliage and crisp, cool air, race season hits full throttle. As I put on my running gear and make sure I’ve packed my banana and...
Why I’m Selfish–And You Should Be Too

Why I’m Selfish–And You Should Be Too

[sel-fish] /ˈsɛl fɪʃ/ adjective characterized by or manifesting concern or care only for oneself I am browsing through my Facebook feed. I scroll by another article about women who don’t want children.  I peruse the piece, agreeing with many of the reasons the...