March 2021

The next generation of vets eager to lead with love

When someone tells you they’ve wanted to be a veterinarian ever since they were a little kid, you almost never have to ask why.  Ninety-nine percent of the time the first person they ever found a friend in was their childhood pet, and that relationship is what made them want to turn their passion for animals into a career.  But...
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Pets Are People, Too

How much are our animals like us?  If you have spent any time at all on social media you know that there are plenty of people anthropomorphizing their pets. That’s a big word that I couldn’t pronounce or spell until I looked it up, BTW. It means attributing human characteristics or behavior to their pets.  And, I’m here for it. ...
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Preparing your pet for a tiny human

“So, how many kids do you have?” they ask me. “Three,” I say. “Beesley is 4 years old. Maeby is 2. And Marley’s 11 months.” The stranger starts to gush, patiently waiting for me to pull up a photo while secretly questioning my interesting choice of names. But the instant I turn my phone around to show them my lock...
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Checking In and Stepping Up

Every morning starts the same. But not in the way that you’re thinking. It’s not a glum, meandering affair here in the morning. It’s active, lively. Vaccines are being drawn, paperwork is being prepared. Scattered laughter echoes in the high ceilings. And before the doors open, we all come together. In part to go over the numbers for the day,...
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