The Anticlimax: When Reality Doesn’t Meet Expectations

The Anticlimax: When Reality Doesn’t Meet Expectations

Well guys, I did it.  I presented at my first major conference.  And I have to say it felt…nothing like I expected it to.  I had all these expectations, but life had other plans. Sure, I had fun.  I spent time with friends and connected with people I’d never actually...

“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...