Editors Note

Editor’s Note
Fear: Physical Effects in Our Patients?

Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC & ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine), University of Pennsylvania Dr. Marty Becker’s interview for The Back Page column of this issue reminds us about the Fear Free initiative, which has been gathering momentum over the last few years. This concept prompts many questions. Of course, we all want to have happy, …

Editor’s Note: R-e-s-p-e-c-t

Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC & ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) University of Pennsylvania “We have only one heart, and the same wretchedness which leads us to mistreat an animal will not be long in showing itself in our relationships with other people. Every act of cruelty towards any creature is ‘contrary to human …

Editor’s Note: Betrayal of Trust

Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC & ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) University of Pennsylvania Cruelty happens. Veterinarians see it every day. Often it’s a result of ignorance or neglect. It can be masked as sport, “training,” agriculture, or discovery. And sometimes there is no excuse. WHEN IS IT CRUELTY? The bow-and-arrow shooting of a …

Editor’s Note: Hospital Zone

Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC and ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) University of Pennsylvania After a busy Saturday, I finally sat down for a moment with a Bombay Sapphire and tonic, and my whippet, Tristan, jumped up on the sofa to curl up next to me. Then my heart sank when I spotted some …

Editor’s Note: Cooper’s Reincarnation

Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC and ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) University of Pennsylvania ROAD TRIP RESCUE “Do you feel like a drive to Virginia on Tuesday?” my friend asked.  Virginia? That drive will be about 4 hours. With Washington, DC beltway traffic! “Why are we going to Virginia?” “I’m adopting a dog from …

Editor’s Note: Brave

Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC and ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) University of Pennsylvania “Whatever you are going through, there is someone out there feeling exactly like you are right now. You are not alone, there is hope.” —A postcard from postsecret.com, February 2015 SHARE A SECRET An article caught my attention last month. It was …

Editor’s Note
Escaping the Polar Vortex

Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC & ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) University of Pennsylvania Looking at this year’s winter weather forecast for the east coast, it seems that we may have a repeat of last year’s woes. It’s certainly starting early as we had our first snowfall of the season just before Thanksgiving. With …

Editor’s Note: Partnering to Bring Exceptional Education to You

Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVECC Here at Today’s Veterinary Practice, we are proud to develop great relationships with organizations that share our goal: to provide the highest quality continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary team members. This issue marks our third anniversary, and our already established partnerships include collaborations with the Companion …

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