Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Dog Treats Expands

On July 3, 2019, Pet Supplies Plus recalled bulk pig ears stocked in open bins because they might be contaminated with Salmonella. Since the inital recall, the outbreak has expanded. To date 93 human cases of salmonella...

Veterinary Preventative Care: Yes, Floofsky Absolutely Deserves It

Getting a pet is a big deal (and an exciting moment!) even if it is not exactly your first rodeo. It seems like the only peaceful moment offering visceral clarity is the second you...

Study : Petting Dogs and Cats can lower your stress level

A new Washington State University study has found that interacting with animals can decrease stress in humans. “Just 10 minutes can have a significant impact,” said Patricia Pendry, an associate professor in WSU’s Department of...

Life in a Disrespected Profession

As a veterinarian I encounter many different people and personalities daily.  I have had the sweet old lady to the screaming one. I have calmed people down to having my manager getting involved.  Never...

I will say it again, Veterinarians don’t make enough money.

An article recently came out stating that Veterinarians should basically accept that we are underpaid, that we should not complain about it. When in reality Veterinarians are underpaid and the fact that people think...
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Critically Endangered Western Chimpanzee Born At Zoo

A critically endangered chimpanzee has been born at Chester Zoo in in Cheshire, England. The baby, a female Western chimpanzee, is the first of its kind to be born at the zoo for nearly a...

Is Becoming a Veterinarian Worth it?

All who know me are aware that the topic of student debt is a very personal one. It is a subject that haunts me every single day of my life. Because I graduated from...

The Truth – Vets and Grain-Free Food

Over the past few years, I have encountered more dogs switching to a grain-free diet. I have seen the influx of different brands and the marketing of false beliefs. I have pushed the barriers...

Brucellosis confirmed in Iowa

The Iowa State Veterinarian has confirmed cases of Canine Brucellosis. This is a zoonotic disease which means it can be transferred from an animal to a human. Where did it originate? A small breeding facility called...

Student Loan Debt – When the Panic Hits

The shattering phone call One recent phone call shook me to the core and threatened the already shaky financial future of not only myself but my family. You see, the student loan crisis is a...

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