Banana Chip Therapy

D. E. Larsen, DVM Rex watched from his bed on the porch as the little red pickup pulled into the driveway. This was Jimmy’s truck now. Rex could remember when his owner, Pete, owned that truck, and they would drive up the lake to fish and play in the water.  Jimmy stepped out of theContinue reading “Banana Chip Therapy”

The Shadow Knows

D.E. Larsen, DVM I first met Dr. Al on a hillside up 50th Ave on the East side of Sweet Home. I was in the middle of doing a C-Section on a 15-month-old heifer who was stretched out on the ground. Dr. Al was visiting at a neighbor’s house and came out to watch. IContinue reading “The Shadow Knows”

The Stone’s Story

D. E. Larsen, DVM Raymond came through the door with little Sophie cradled in the crook of his arm. Sophie was a really small Chihuahua, and Raymond, her owner, was a large man. It was one of the things that I always found a little odd. Some of the largest men were attached to theseContinue reading “The Stone’s Story”

The Siberian Mouse Hound

D. E. Larsen, DVM George and Smudge waddled through the door together. Smudge was some sort of a Dachshund mix. Smudge had a long body, broad shoulders, and legs that were just long enough to keep an oversized belly from dragging on the ground. “What are you two in to see the doctor for today,”Continue reading “The Siberian Mouse Hound”

Benefits of Experience

D. E. Larsen, DVM The phone jarred me awake. It was going to be another late night, and I thought calving season was over. I glanced at the clock as I picked up the receiver, 1:30. “Doc, this is Jack. I have a llama who gave birth tonight,” Jack said in an excited voice. “TheyContinue reading “Benefits of Experience”