Category Archives: Pet and Vet News

Thoughts and ideas on veterinary topics.

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.

A look back, a look ahead


Quincy, in a serious moment

Looking Back

March marked my 15th year with I started training in December 1998 and went live on the site, then called The Mining Company, on March 4, 1999.

Looking Forward

I am still here at I am happy to report that many exciting design changes are in the works (finally, right?!). I am most excited about photos. Large, beautiful photos. Changes are rolling out over the next few months. Some are already in place, like the new home page at

I plan on doing more “behind the scenes” veterinary clinical photos in the coming year. Anything you would like to see? Please post a comment.

Thanks for hanging out with me.