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23 Oct 2017

Where have all the choices gone?

Veterinary Medicine has progressed and expanded exponentially over the last several decades.  The options available to our pets are astounding, from top of the line surgeries, to cancer treatments, from fancy diagnostics, to a whole host of pharmaceuticals.  But, has the baby been thrown out with the bath water?  Is going bigger, fanciers, (and more expensive) always the best option?  Or are some dogs not being served because a whole host of options aren’t even being pr... More

15 Oct 2017

Manual Therapy Discussion

My last blog ruffled some feathers. (Fair enough.)  But, it allowed for an intelligent conversation back and forth, which I'd like to share below.Laurie:I have been subscribed to your emails since I attended your roundtable discussion on cruciate disease at the last STAAR conference.  I find it informative and enjoyable.Unfortunately, I did not find your latest blog so enjoyable.  I guess my feelings have ranged from angry to insulted to annoyed.  I guess perturbed is probabl... More

08 Oct 2017

Manual Therapy – An Up and Coming Topic in Canine Rehabilitation… Give me a Break!

Seriously!  Since when did manual therapy become NEW in Canine Rehab??  A recent advertisement for a course deemed manual therapy to be ‘the hottest up and coming topic’ in canine rehabilitation.  That just had me fuming!!!  Furthermore, the program states that they were going to certify people in Canine Manual Therapy.  If you took training in canine rehabilitation and didn’t learn the fundamentals of manual therapy… then you went to the wrong p... More

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