Recently, I spent the day shadowing a credentialed veterinary technician in honor of National Veterinary Technician Week—a simple assignment that turned into one of the most eye-opening experiences of my life. ...more
Veterinarians are entrusted with the health of our four-legged family members. The work they do to keep our pets well deserves to be recognized—that’s why hospitals that provide excellent care were recently celebrated with their own special day on July 22. ...more
When you consult the Internet, aka “Dr. Google,” instead of your veterinarian, it can be a challenge to find recommendations based on fact rather than fiction....more
Adding your local veterinary hospital to your virtual social circle can provide a number of benefits for both you and your furry family members, 365 days a year. ...more
While the task may seem daunting, taking the time to find the right veterinarian will ensure the safety, health, and happiness of your beloved pet for years to come. ...more
Behavior may be the key to a pet’s long life, which is one reason a task force of veterinary experts commissioned by the American Animal Hospital Association got together to create the 2015 AAHA Canine and Feline Behavior Management Guidelines. These comprehensive recommendations help veterinary professionals proactively address behavior concerns in their patients....more
Everyone at a veterinary office plays a different role in a pet’s care.
Pet owners typically will see three to four people during a trip to the veterinary office, says Wendy S. Myers, a consultant who owns Communication Solutions for Veterinarians.
“Most veterinary hospitals take a team approach to providing a pet’s health care,” she says. ...more
A visit to the veterinarian can be stressful for pets. Unfamiliar smells and sounds, unfamiliar hands poking and prodding you with strange objects, and other animals possibly experiencing pain or fear surrounding you—all tend to make pets feel uncomfortable or fearful....more