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Veterinarians

Cat Cruelty Goes Viral Online and Nowhere in the Courts

Becky Robinson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Becky Robinson

As a nation, we take animal cruelty seriously. It disturbs us--we condemn it and our laws forbid it. But the laws must also be enforced. In our efforts to create a safe and peaceful society, allowing animal cruelty to go unprosecuted is detrimental.

Affording Fido: A Cost Checklist for a New Pet

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.20.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Pet ownership can be one of the great pleasures in life but a big financial surprise for those who don't research and plan for everyday and emergency costs. Before taking on the new addition, do your homework and create a budget.

Pet Parents: When Was the Last Time You Thanked Your Veterinarian?

Natasha Ashton | Posted 06.15.2015 | Good News
Natasha Ashton

As someone who has always shared her home with pets, I have come to develop a special relationship with the family veterinarian. She performed the first check up on Monty when we brought him home as a tiny puppy.

Dog With Bent Legs And Curved Spine From Awful Living Conditions Gets A New, Loving Start

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.25.2014 | Good News

This dog with a dark past is now looking toward a bright future. Earlier this month, Second Chance Rescue in New York City received a plea for hel...

5 Ways to Soothe Anxious Dogs

Shayla R. Price | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Shayla R. Price

Dogs are man's best friends; they share many of our emotions and can experience anxiety just like us. It is normal for a dog to become nervous when life changes occur. So instead of punishing innocent behavior, seek out help to relieve their stress.

This Dog Is Battling Bone Cancer And Had His Leg Amputated, But He's Still Loving Life

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.05.2014 | Good News

Life has not been easy for this pooch, but it hasn't stopped him from living it up. A short film uploaded to YouTube called "Tri-Pawed: Embracing ...

The Legacy and Tragedy of the Life of Dr. Sophia Yin

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Green
Anna Jane Grossman

On Sunday, Sept. 28, Dr. Sophia Yin, one of the world's most respected and important veterinary behaviorists, committed suicide. She was 48. Dr. Yin was a pioneer in the field of force-free, positive-reinforcement dog training. It would be hard to understate her contribution to the world of humane pet care.

Dealing With Pet Loss

Cristina Miliaresis | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Cristina Miliaresis

There is a deep infinite emptiness that accompanies the loss of a pet and member of the family. Many pets are viewed as 'furry children' and losing them at 10,12, even 14 years is a tragedy.

Dear Dad: An Open (Heart) Letter to My Unintentionally Influential Father

Laurel Miller | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Laurel Miller

I've given my strange proclivities a lot of thought, and the only source of blame I can point to is my dad, Dr. Robert M. Miller, aka RMM, Bob, or "Doc." Most people assume that being the child of a veterinarian (a large and exotic vet, at that) isn't all that different from having a parent who's an MD, if they think about it at all.

Those Fabulous Animals

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment
Johnathan Lee Iverson

I learned two things upon joining The Greatest Show On Earth over 15 years ago. 1) Top billing belongs to the four-legged mammals and 2) circus at its purest is a celebration of living things at their utmost.

Stem Cell Therapy Changed The Way I Practice Veterinary Medicine

Cristina Miliaresis | Posted 09.07.2014 | Hawaii
Cristina Miliaresis

As a veterinarian in Hawaii, stem cell therapy has changed the way I practice medicine. Most people have heard of bone marrow or cord derived stem cells, but another form of stem cell therapy, called "adipose derived," or stem cells from fat (also known as adipose), is gaining momentum in the medical profession.

How Much Is Your Love Worth? Ask Your Vet

Ian Lendler | Posted 08.16.2014 | Comedy
Ian Lendler

Love may be one of the great inventions of the universe, but like all the universe's creations, it's only a fleeting thing. All stars die, and all cats go to that Great Scratching Post in the sky.

Nanning Diary: Turning a Bear Bile Farm Into a Sanctuary, Peace by Piece

Jill Robinson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Jill Robinson

This was field work in the raw, where six bears were going to be anesthetized and examined -- undergoing procedures to remove pain they had been suffering for years.

BaneCat Goes To The Vet

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy

BaneCat is back -- and he's even less happy than he was before! In this latest episode from BloodBlitz, the cat (actually and somewhat ironically n...

Are You Seeing the Best Veterinarian for Your Pet?

Natasha Ashton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Natasha Ashton

When it comes to your four-legged friend, there's no such thing as an insignificant change in behavior. Your vet should always ask you about what your pet has been up to since your last visit, and for any details regarding deviations from his normal disposition.

PHOTOS: 9 Adorable Animals That Got Second Lives, Thanks To Science

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science

Dogs, cats, horses, and other animals with close ties to humans used to be euthanized if they sustained a serious injury. Today, things are different....

Free Student Loan Money Waiting for Veterinarians

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Steve Rhode

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, has announced there is money available in fiscal year 2014 for their Veterinary Medicine Loan Pr...

This Veterinarian Does Surgery On Fish, And You Can Watch Him In Action

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green

It takes a lot of staff to perform surgery on a fish. You need someone to continually run syringes of water over the left gill, another person to take...

Celebrate Spay Month Throughout the Year

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

Increasing opportunities for people to get pets altered by opening new programs and pressuring city officials to support pro-active ordinances that mandate spay/neuter is vital, but encouraging people to spay a pet before an accidental first litter is born is equally important.

True Confessions of a Veterinarian

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 01.26.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Shame on ABC for trying to generate this controversy and incite pet owners to be distrustful of their veterinarian.

The Paws That Refreshed

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Sometimes, pets are like your children - you wonder if one is getting too much attention, at the expense of the other.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Pet's Urine

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I strongly believe an educated client is my best client and pet owner. It is my goal today to educate you about your pet's urine so that when your veterinarian discusses your pet's urinalysis results with you, you understand it and can make the best decision on your pet's medical care.

The Socially Responsible Pet

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 05.29.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I believe that everyone has the capacity to have a positive impact in their community. It may be as simple as offering a meal to someone who is hungry, teaching someone a new skill, or solving a problem that has perplexed society. I believe that your pet can be socially responsible as well.

True Health in a Faux Health World: How CNN's Escape Fire Applies to Veterinary Medicine

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

In our zeal to manage our increasing health problems, we didn't notice that many health problems we are working to "manage" shouldn't even be there in the first place. I have seen this trend in veterinary care as well.

The Secretive Pet

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 05.11.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Did you know that over 80 percent of all pets over eight years of age have at least one unrecognized disease by their owners?