That Horrible Trip to the Vet

D. E. Larsen, DVM Many dogs and cats hate to go to the veterinary clinic. This is probably a learned experience. Clinic staff makes every effort to make the visit enjoyable, but something unfavorable happens sooner or later. They get a shot, or they are forced to take a pill.  Worse still, they are thrownContinue reading “That Horrible Trip to the Vet”

Wild Horses

D. E. Larsen, DVM Standing at the corral fence, we were looking at the ugliest horse that I had ever seen. She was an older roan mare that my father-in-law, Jim Leibelt, had just adopted from the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse Adoption Center in Burns. She looked like she had just stepped offContinue reading “Wild Horses”

A Kitten’s Tale

D. E. Larsen, DVM I noticed her sitting in the far corner of the reception area, patiently waiting for the crowd to clear. She was an older lady with white hair. She was short and petite, and well dressed for Sweet Home. She was tanned to a rough brown, and her face and hands showedContinue reading “A Kitten’s Tale”

Snake Bit in Sweet Home

D. E. Larsen, DVM I always told folks that if they wanted to get a veterinarian to treat Salmon Disease in the dog, don’t go to Kansas. Likewise, if you’re going to get a veterinarian to treat a snake bite, don’t come to Sweet Home. Actually, I have treated one local snake bite, and itContinue reading “Snake Bit in Sweet Home”

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”