Disruption and Other Painful Things

There is a door in my bathroom. Not hanging on the frame… It is sitting on the floor and leaning against the wall. There are tools in the hall and paintings in boxes. I have had plumbers, delivery men, electricians and insulation installers invade my home and made more trips to Lowe’s and Home Depot than I care to remember. Why? Because my husband is remodeling our house. This has been going on since December 1st and to be quite honest, it is really getting next to both of us. We are living in a state of disruption. Anytime we
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How to Spot and Handle Client Diversion of their Pets’ Drugs

We all have a story to tell. I clearly remember the client who presented his two cockers to our practice for chronic coughing.  Upon examination, our doctors determined that both dogs had collapsing trachea and the drug hycodan was prescribed.  We all thought – how unusual that two dogs in one home had the same issue.  Then the frequent visits began.  The client “dropped” his pet’s pills.  The one dog got worse and he gave more doses.  He was going out of town and needed his refills early.  This started to become suspicious yet not enough to really red flag
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Are We Thinking Ourselves SICK?

  I have had this nagging feeling for awhile now.  As more and more negative is written about the veterinary profession, everything I know about how people tick was sending up red flags.  First of all, I am NOT talking about true mental illness – it is legitimate and requires professional care.  What I AM talking about is our brain and its tendency to manifest what it is fed. I recently stumbled upon a TED talk that confirmed my suspicions.  Allison Ledgerwood, Professor of Psychology at UC Davis ran a series of experiments.  She “primed” the subject with either a
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