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
Over the 30-plus years since Veterinary Pet Insurance started the pet health insurance industry in the United States, we’ve seen some very unusual claims. What many of these claims had in common was that without outstanding veterinary care, many of the pets in all manner of accidents would never have … Continue reading VPI Hambone Award: Saluting the heroes of emergency care
My work as VPI’s Chief Veterinary Officer takes me to just about every kind of meeting in the veterinary world, from those of regional and state VMAs to the big national events, such as the two I’ll be at this month, the AVMA Convention and CVC-Kansas City. Since I leave … Continue reading Heading to AVMA? 5 fast plane reads, from fleas to medical marijuana
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