Don’t Endanger The Endangered Species Act

It is with a heavy heart that I write this entry.  For years, the United States has worked to preserve endangered and threatened species through the Endangered Species Act.  A core tenet of the Act is having scientists from the Fish & Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service study proposed development for impact on habitat critical […]

Tigre, The Cat Who Picked My Husband

        Tigre As a veterinarian, I usually adopt the hard luck cases.  Animals that I affectionately refer to as “medical rejects”.  After our beloved cat died, my husband and I drove to the Arizona Humane Society to adopt a cat named Cuddles.  Someone tried to kill him by crushing his skull.  The sweet cat survived the ordeal although his […]

Welcome To Ask The Vet

Welcome to “Ask The Vet”, a category of my blog dedicated to answering questions about the medical care of animals.  Please post questions that conform to the following guidelines: Readers are advised to consult a licensed veterinarian in your area for medical advice regarding your pet.  I can not comment on specific cases and will only provide information that is general […]

Genevieve, The Princess With Three Legs

             GenevieveI met this adorable little furball while working at a friend’s clinic.  A woman approached the counter carrying a cardboard box.  Inside lay a newborn kitten missing one of its back legs.  She said she found the kitten behind a dumpster and wanted it euthanized.  When I opened the box, I saw a newborn kitten […]

Bongo, The Amazon Parrot

            BongoPoor Bongo was plucked from her nest somewhere in Central America and sold into the U.S. pet trade.  While on sale in Minnesota, she developed severe eye problems and limited vision. Since she could no longer be sold, the pet store donated her to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.  I persuaded the University to give her to me […]