One Health is a concept that recognizes the connection between the health of animals, people, and the environment. I first became familiar with One Health after attending a talk at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. This talk familiarized me with One Health and its practical use for veterinary and human health professionals. The […]
Summertime Means Fleas!
As a veterinarian in small animal practice, I know how difficult it can be for pet owners to deal with fleas. The primary issue we encounter is that many pet owners are unaware their furry family member has been sharing everything with these uninvited roommates! Often, a pet experiencing itchiness, redness, and hair loss in […]
How I Learned About Ticks and Lyme Disease
I grew up helping stray animals, and I remember getting bitten by a tick when bathing a homeless dog. I was a first-year undergrad student, and I didn’t even know ticks could transmit diseases. In my senior year of undergrad, I learned about Borrelia burgdorferi in my medical microbiology class. I found it interesting how ticks can […]