Whether or not you believe in unicorns, you can't deny the existence of one very common mythical creature living amongst humans today. This creature can often be found snoozing on couches, fetching balls in the backyard, or haphazardly bruising shins with a wildly wagging tail. This creature is known as the "pit bull."
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.
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.
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.