Choose Your Surgeon with Care

D. E. Larsen, DVM Marilyn carefully placed Dorie on the exam table. Dorie, a pretty, tabby and white female kitten, stood, unmoving, on the exam table. Her stance was rigid, not what I would expect to see in an 8-week old kitten.  “She was fine yesterday when I brought her home,” Marilyn said. “I noticedContinue reading “Choose Your Surgeon with Care”

Rambo and the Eagle

D. E. Larsen, DVM Walking down the fifth fairway at Pineway, I was relieved that I could see ball.  “At least I am not in the ditch,” I said to Jim as we parted toward our respective balls. Dr. French had always told me that the if you are paying attention to your practice, youContinue reading “Rambo and the Eagle”

What are the Odds

D. E. Larsen, DVM The young heifer strained hard as I tried to explore the four feet presented at her vulva. I slid my arm into the vagina alongside the legs. I could determine that these were two front legs and two hind legs, but were they from two different calves? “She has been strainingContinue reading “What are the Odds”

My First Ellwood

D. E. Larsen, DVM The pup tried to lift his head as he laid on the exam table, but he just didn’t have the strength to accomplish the feat. He let it settle back to the towel on the stainless steel tabletop, resigned to his fate, whatever that may be. “I don’t know anything aboutContinue reading “My First Ellwood”