I’ve known Dr. Andy Roark (University of Florida CVM, 2008) from the very beginning of his work in veterinary medicine. It’s no surprise to me that he has become as well-known as he is now, both in the veterinary community and on Facebook, where he has a following of more … Continue reading Humor is good medicine: Three questions for … Dr. Andy Roark
I love to talk to people, or more accurately, I love to listen to people. I am always one to start a friendly conversation, and it’s rare that I find the time doing so wasted. Not surprisingly, I am especially happy to listen to colleagues, and I tend to do … Continue reading Three questions for … veterinary historian Dr. Russell Currier
There’s a great deal we don’t know about pets in the United States. We make decent educated guesses, for sure, and we’ve come to rely on numbers from organizations such as the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Pet Products Association. Both the AVMA and APPA put out massive … Continue reading Veterinary planning: Do we need to know how many pets there are?
Back today from the American Animal Hospital Association‘s annual convention. As with most major conventions, we had a booth to educate veterinarians about our services both to pet owners (pet health insurance, which of course we started in the United States and still have top market share today) and to … Continue reading ‘Wheel of Vomit’: Yours free for the asking, because … Spring!
I’m in Nashville this week for a meeting of the Partners for Healthy Pets, and then it’s time for the American Animal Hospital Association‘s annual conference. I do a fair amount of air travel, and as a result, I’m pretty savvy about it. You’ll never catch me removing my shoes … Continue reading Up in the air: Good reads for a travel day — or any day
When we were developing my blog here at Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), one of the categories that came up for consideration was “Veterinary Humor.” There were a few raised eyebrows at this, since I’m generally considered to be a pretty serious person. And even I had to admit that generating … Continue reading Laughter Is the Best (Veterinary) Medicine: 5 Smiles for a Monday