Tag: Veterinary Care

Age is Just a Number

When my clients make decisions on behalf of their senior dogs and cats, they routinely factor in their pet’s age.  I often hear statements such as, “I would pursue a diagnosis if only she weren’t so old.” and… Read More

Reasonable Expectations VIII: Written Cost Estimates

This is the eighth part of an ongoing series describing how people are developing new expectations when it comes to veterinary care for their pets. Parts one through seven can be found at www.speakingforspot.com/blog. You’ve just taken your… 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

L.O.V.E. for Health

Amy Shojai, CABC is a certified animal behavior consultant, a consultant to the pet products industry, and the award winning author of 23 pet care books and thousands of articles and columns. She hosts Pet Peeves radio at… Read More

Reasonable Expectations V: Discussion of All Options Regardless of Cost

This is the fifth part of an ongoing series describing how people are developing new expectations when it comes to veterinary care for their pets. Parts one through four can be found at www.speakingforspot.com/blog. Veterinarians wear many different hats when… 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

Puppy Mill Awareness Day – September 18, 2010

Awareness Day 2010,  Saturday September 18, 2010, is focused on educating the public about the horror of  puppymills and supporting the movement to end such horrible facilities.   The two articles below were written in early 2010.   You can help by… Read More

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

The Grapes of Wrath

What a gorgeous time of year it is where I live, in the heart of northern California’s wine country. The leaves of the grapevines are luminescent shades of orange, yellow, and magenta. The vintners are smiling because the… Read More