Medicine and Surgery, According to the Moon

D. E. Larsen, DVM Mr. Hansen was leaning on the corral fence when I pulled into the barnyard. He had a half dozen young bulls in the corral.  “Doc, I hope you are ready for these guys,” Mr. Hansen said. “They might be a handful.” “We can handle them quickly with the chute,” I said.Continue reading “Medicine and Surgery, According to the Moon”

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”

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”

Fetotomy on Whiskey Butte

D. E. Larsen, DVM Jack had called first thing in the morning. He had a wild little heifer with a calf half hanging out of her. His directions sent me over the top of Whiskey Butte into some country I had not been through before. By the time I made the turn to his place,Continue reading “Fetotomy on Whiskey Butte”