“Unbelievable!!  I couldn’t imagine what was happening when I learned Mortie had an abnormal gland requiring surgery to determine if he had head/neck cancer.  What was unbelievable was that I just completed my own treatment for head/neck cancer.  Now my sweet Mortie was facing potential cancer in this same identical area!  After Mortie’s surgery, he spent 3 nights in ICU where the veterinary specialists and technicians monitored his recovery.  This was tough for Mortie.  When I learned I could only see him during visiting hours, it became tough for both of us!  I had to trust that the medical team would care for Mortie in my absence, which they did beyond my expectations.  They fell in love with Mortie which was evident during my visits as I saw how comfortable and unafraid he behaved.  When it was time to take Mortie home, the medical team wouldn’t discharge him until he was able to say goodbye to ALL his adoring fans.  A loving touch that still brings tears to my eyes!  A final word about Mortie’s medical journey, his tumor was indeed cancerous and the cancer was completely removed.  Mortie and I are now both cancer-free!!”

Remembering Bert


“When we learned Bert developed diabetes, it put a huge damper on our lives. We took to Dr. Google to see that 80% of cats develop kidney disease over the course of their lives.  Once Dr. Ruby (our veterinarian) was able to put us at-ease… in appreciating that Bert could have great quality of life for a long time with a just a twice-daily dose of insulin we were enthusiastically on-board.  Thx to Dr. Ruby and all the caring veterinarians out there who patiently work with families like ours to ensure those furry family members stay active as parts of our lives for as long as they have good quality of life!!”

Life as a Veterinarian


“Being a veterinarian is a real journey. When we are able to effect healing and to extend the relationships between families and pets, it is the best and most rewarding feeling imaginable. But when a family’s pet is in decline, or when we are incapable of restoring them to health, it’s one of the loneliest sensations I have ever experienced.  #FromTheHeart”