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Professional topics, usually for my own benefit for later, but perhaps of some use to other veterinarians

What REALLY Kills Dogs? (Longevity threats)

What are the BIG Threats to Longevity in Dogs? I’d like to do an article that describes “what really kills dogs“, or “What gets in the way of dog and cat longevity?” There’s just...

Avoid The Spay or Neuter to Avoid Cancer?

Avoid The Spay or Neuter to Avoid Cancer? Video at end of post Interesting information has shown up (a little ‘fringe-y) that suggests that altering (spay, neuter) pets robs them of sex-hormones (testosterone, estrogens)...

Fish Veterinarian in California – Full Time Practice!

I found a vet in California who treats fish all day long! Not only that, she’s really smart and went to Tufts! Check out her web site, and information. This is a fish health...

You Must Be Rich! (Shareholder Medicine Strikes Again)

Did you know that there’s a program that takes your address off your veterinary record and runs it through Zillow (Radian?) and finds out what you paid for your house, plus the comparable home...

KHV Koi Herpes Virus Versus Spring Viremia of Carp

Overview: Koi are generally hardy fish. They’re descended from the common carp and are tough, essentially omnivorous fish with the ability to withstand a range of living conditions. As an ornamental specimen, the Koi...

What’s Next For Veterinary Medicine and Pet Insurance?

Not unlike the human side of things, veterinary health insurance is going to come on, and become a “thing” and that’s great. Clients secure services and get reimbursed by the insurance company, not unlike...

Urso – Ursodehydrocholic Acid for Hepatocellular Health in Dogs – Canine Liver Disease

Long ago, traditional Chinese medicine derived that Black Bear gall bladder contents was therapeutic for numerous diseases (link) and disorders. I wasn’t even born at that point and my exposure to TCM is limited....

Why We’re Not Giving ProHeart 6 or 12* To Our Patients.

Why Won’t I Prescribe ProHeart 6/12? It’s not because of money! I’d *double* my preventative revenues recommending and giving that product! It’s not because of effectiveness! It works just fine! In fact, fully 1%...

Any Skin Case Can Be Fixed

It’s important that you know I’m not being sarcastic when I say I can fix (almost) any skin case. I’m being serious; but I’m also discounting the fact that some of what I am...

Biological Assessment Forms – Koi Ponds and Goldfish – Not a Diagnosis

The practice of Veterinary Medicine “without a license” would have you diagnosing diseases and making prescriptions for fish*. To avoid doing that, you can make an assessment of the pond and fish and note...

Veterinarians Working on Commission and Why It Matters

Why do you pick on veterinarians working on commission? How does that even matter to me? Let me start by saying I was on commission for a while after I got out of school...