Keep Pets Safe from Firecrackers Hidden in Tennis Balls and Other Household Items

The Fourth of July is a dangerous time for pets. Backyard barbecues lead to dogs and cats eating all kinds of things that are bad for them. From the high fat ribs that cause pancreatitis to chocolate laden deserts, our feasts create a lot of problems when shared with our pets. Another common problem is […]

Zika Virus in Dogs and Cats

Zika virus was first discovered in Africa back in the 1940’s in a monkey with a mild fever. Since then, the disease has spread all over the world. In humans, the virus causes a birth defect called microcephaly which means ‘small brain’. In animals, the virus has  been found primarily  in non-human primates. Most exposed monkeys and apes show […]

Envision Equine Therapy

Envision is an Arizona non-profit dedicated to utilizing the wonderful gifts of horses to help people.  I am honored to be the keynote speaker for their inaugural fundraiser at Silverleaf Gold Club on Thursday April 28th.  If you are able to join us, I would love to see you.  Further details about Envision and the […]

National Veterinary Technician Week

I am privileged to work alongside two terrific young women who deeply love animals.  They are also outstanding medical professionals.  So during this National Veterinary Technician Week (October 11th-17th) I thank and celebrate Abbey Santos, CVT and Michelle Thomson for the gift they are to animals and to me.  Thanks as well to all who serve […]

Our First Anniversary At Arizona Skies Animal Hospital

A year ago today, I purchased Arizona Skies Animal Hospital located in Cave Creek, Arizona. I remember walking into the clinic on the first day wondering what the future would hold?  It has been an outstanding year filled with great animals and clients.   With tremendous hard work by Abbey Santos and Michelle Thomson, the clinic has […]

Even Though Delta, American and United Stopped, UPS and FedEx Still Ship Animal Trophies From Africa

After a Minnesota dentist killed Cecil, a beloved lion from Zimbabwe, the sport of trophy hunting has come under scrutiny. In this so-called sport, wealthy hunters pay local guides to help them bag a prize specimen. In Africa, the big 5 are the most common kills –  African lions, African elephants, cape buffalo, leopards and rhinoceros. […]

Fairness To Pet Owners Bill Is Not As It Appears

Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is at it again. He introduced the “Fairness To Pet Owner” bill, S-1200, again even though it has been defeated before – not once but twice. This bill is supposed to “promote competition and help consumers save money by giving them the freedom to choose where they buy prescription pet medications and for […]