African Gray Parrot With Squamous Cell Carcinoma

In January of 2012, I noticed some blood in my parrot’s cage.  Ni is an African Gray parrot who picks her feathers.  I assumed she had just pulled another one, but closer inspection revealed a bloody mass in the area of her preen gland (uropygial gland).  The next day, I performed surgery and removed the mass.  Unfortunately, the biopsy results confirmed my […]

Elevated Food Bowls For Dogs

Pictured below is my dog, Buddy, having dinner from an elevated food Bowl.  I like elevated feeding stations for dogs with megaesophagus, osteoarthritis and cervical disc disease.  In my experience, elevated feeding stations also work well for dogs with anxiety.  They seem to feel less vulnerable when standing. Unfortunately, a study performed at Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine, found that […]

Advice For High School Students Who Want To Be Veterinarians

Some people are called to their profession at a young age.  I decided that I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was four!  I called it an animal doctor because I couldn’t say veterinarian.  For all of you ‘early deciders’, I put together a list of tips that will help you achieve the dream of becoming a […]