A Hero Fallen

Dr. Sophia Yin was my hero. I first learned who she was as a veterinary assistant reading her Low Stress handling book. What a revelation! You mean we didn’t have to scruff every cat? Animals could actually be *happy* at the veterinary clinic? During an internship with Dr. Jim Wilson, I …

guilty looking puppy

Shame in Veterinary Medicine

What’s on my mind: Shame is pervasive in veterinary medicine. Our clients shame us, we shame them, we shame each other. I …

Missing Quinny

Quinny’s been on my mind all day. She passed right around the time I started applying for this new teaching job. Now …

What Makes a Top Vet?

The NY Times recently published an article on how doctors get on the “Top Doctor” lists that got me thinking. In medicine …

A New Leaf

It’s been a while my friends. The past few months of been filled with accomplishment (lots of guest posts), fun new adventures (I’m …