Now that the United States is beginning to open up in response to CDC guidelines, businesses are being forced to consider how they will change their policies in response to the easing of restrictions. And veterinary hospitals are no exception. Since I joined my current practice in the middle of the pandemic, I have never […]
To Treat or Not to Treat?
A tiny dog with a grapefruit-sized mammary tumor received a mastectomy at our hospital about two months ago. I saw the little Yorkie the other day since her owner noticed that the lumps came back. I had the conversation about metastasis with her, and she understood that it was not a good prognosis. She was […]
The Human-Animal Bond
I recall having a short winter course in veterinary school entitled “Human-Animal Relationships” and learning about the multitude of ways in which people interact with animals—be they house pets, wildlife, laboratory test animals, or farm animals. I recall exploring with my classmates the nuances of the Five Freedoms, the differences between animal rights and animal […]