I’m going to muzzle your pet, and I don’t feel bad about it: You shouldn’t either

As a veterinarian I get to experience the whole gamut of animal behavior throughout each day. I may start the day with a cute new puppy that has never been to the vet and only wants to play. Later that same day, I may get an adult dog that hasn’t been to a veterinarian since …

What are antibodies and how reliable are their tests?

In the microscopic world, cells communicate with one another using proteins and carbohydrates on their surfaces. Each one of these can broadly be referred to as an antigen. Antigens exist on the surface of our own cells and pathogens (disease causing agents) like: viruses, bacteria, or fungi. Antigens are how cells interact with one another …

A day in the veterinary office during a global pandemic

Walking the line between the service industry and essential service Photo by Marcelo Moreira from Pexels It’s March 20th 2020, I’m finishing cases for the day at our small animal veterinary hospital and I’m finally getting ready for the week to be finished. I check my group chat with some friends before I head out of the office. …