Category Archives: Pet and Vet News

Thoughts and ideas on veterinary topics.

New Day

On this day back in 1999, my veterinary medicine site went live on That was 112 dog-years ago, and was known as The Mining Company. The Internet was a baby back then, Google hadn’t even been born yet.* I learned a lot during those years, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people – online and in real life – during those years.

Now it is time to move on.

It was tough and took many weeks of pondering, but I made the choice to start fresh and refocus. I have many ideas in the works and that in itself is energizing. In the meantime, I guess I should figure out how LinkedIn works.

Watch this space for new pet posts, articles, and photos. Thank you for all of the wonderful support at over the years!

Here is my goodbye newsletter from Veterinary Medicine @

*Update: My dear husband just informed me that I made a mistake. Google was born September of 1998. I started training at The Mining Company in December 1998. I stand corrected. Google was not on my radar during those early days. Alta Vista, anyone?


Barnie and Quincy Celebrate National Cat Day

October 29th has been designated National Cat Day. I’ll be honest. Every day is Cat Day at my house.

Barnie and Quincy welcome each new Cat Day sometime between 12am to 3 am, chasing each other up and down the stairs, running crazy through the house, and finding loud or crinkly things to play with.

Then they retire for the next 20 or so hours, each day spent much like this:


Purl is left to wonder…

How do your cats celebrate National Cat Day?



Yay for Friday!

Gracie knows how to live in the moment!

Next week, October 12 – 18, 2014 is National Veterinary Technician Week

  • Veterinary staff – How do you say ‘thank you’ to your veterinary technicians?
  •  Vet techs – What makes your day extra fun, hard, rewarding?
  • Clients – Have you had an opportunity to see a vet tech in action or learned something from a vet tech?

Share your story, appreciation, and tips for celebrating vet techs in the comments below or on the AboutVetMed Facebook page for possible inclusion in an upcoming article celebrating vet techs on the Veterinary Medicine site. Thank you!

Vet techs hard at work, inserting an IV catheter in a dog for IV fluid administration.
Vet techs hard at work, inserting an IV catheter in a dog for IV fluid administration.