Category: Internet Veterinary Information

Stem cells: A beneficial therapy or a waste of money?

  Stem cell therapy (aka regenerative medicine) is becoming all the rage in veterinary medicine.  Initially used only to treat damaged horse parts (tendons, ligaments, and joints) the repertoire of stem cells has expanded to treating dogs, primarily… Read More

Reasonable Expectations VI: The Ability to Discuss Your Internet Research With Your Vet

This is the sixth part of an ongoing series describing how people are developing new expectations when it comes to veterinary care for their pets. Parts one through five can be found at www.speakingforspot.com/blog.  Please take your time… Read More

Gone to the Dogs for 24 Hours

When was the last time you pulled an all-nighter?  Beginning at 11:00 am PST on Saturday, November 13, 2010 eight fabulous bloggers will be blogging for 24 hours straight.  Why are they embarking upon such craziness?  They are blogging round the… Read More

Communicating About Communication

I’ve just returned from the International Conference on Communications in Veterinary Medicine (http://www.iccvm.com).  This was a gathering of folks from all around the world eager to share their research, report their observations, and learn more about communication in… Read More

Reasonable Expectations Part IV: Communicating With Your Vet Via Email

This is the fourth part of an ongoing series describing how people are developing new expectations when it comes to veterinary care for their pets. Parts one through three can be found at www.speakingforspot.com/blog. Have you any interest… Read More

Reasonable Expectations Part III: Access to Round-the-Clock Care

This is the third part of an ongoing series describing how people are developing new expectations when it comes to veterinary care for their pets.Parts one and two can be found at www.speakingforspot.com/blog. If your dog is sick enough to require hospitalization or has just undergone a major surgical procedure, how will he or she be cared for overnight?

Reasonable Expectations Part II: Access to “The Back” of the Hospital

This is the second part of an ongoing series describing how people are developing new expectations when it comes to veterinary care for their pets.  Part one can be found at www.speakingforspot.com/blog.  Care to tag along next time… Read More

Reasonable Expectations

Never before, during my almost 30 years as a veterinarian, have I encountered such rapid and profound changes in client expectations. We’ve entered what I like to refer to as “The Age of the Empowered Client”. I’d love… Read More

Breed Profiling

Racial profiling is considered taboo, and for good reason.  Breed profiling, however, is fair game for those of us in the veterinary profession! We breed profile on a daily basis particularly pertaining to health issues.  Name just about… Read More

Everybody’s Gone Surfin’ (Part Two)

I happen to enjoy hearing about what my clients are learning online.  I sometimes come away with valuable new information, and I’m invariably amused by some of the extraordinary things they tell me- who knew that hip dysplasia… Read More