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Dealing With Pet Loss

Cristina Miliaresis | Posted 08.14.2014 | 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?

Lots Of Debt For Veterinarians But Few Jobs

New York Times | Posted 02.25.2013 | College

HAYLEY SCHAFER chose her dream job at the age of 5. Three years later, her grandmother told her that if she wrote it down, the dream would come true. ...

Don't Give a Dog a Bone

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 04.13.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Wouldn't it be nice if the answer to solving dental problems were simply chewing on something hard? But it is not! Don't give a dog a bone. Brush your dog's teeth and consult with your veterinarian.

The Tech Twist To Save Little Scruffy

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 04.08.2013 | Technology

LONDON — Dog owners who refuse to fit Fido with a microchip may someday find themselves fetching a hefty fine, the British government said Wedne...

Should You Price Shop for Veterinary Care?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

When deciding on veterinary care for your precious pet, in addition to finding out about fees, I recommend you also look at the DVM's practice philosophy. Ideally, your vet's approach to keeping your pet healthy will mirror your own.

The Cat in a Book and in My Life

Dave Astor | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green
Dave Astor

I first met Angus in 2002, and we became close. Last winter, Angus started slowing down and sleeping even more than cats usually sleep. We brought him to the vet, and the diagnosis was leukemia.

South African Community Led Animal Welfare Program: An Example for the World

Kate Nattrass Atema | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Kate Nattrass Atema

Animal suffering and violence against animals deeply affect children and adults. The emotional trauma and the violation of the human-animal bond tend to remain with children throughout their lives. In the communities CLAW serves, violence towards animals has virtually stopped.

Don't Let Strangers Feed Your Pet

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 12.29.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Given the recent numerous recalls of contaminated pet foods and treats, I would strongly recommend that you err on the side of caution and not let your pet eat treats offered by strangers.