Karen Fine says "I feel like I learn from my patients all the time. ... They really have skills and senses that we don't." Her new memoir is The Other Family Doctor.
A spike in pandemic pets is increasing shortages and burnout among veterinarians — a field that already had high rates of suicide. A new mental health initiative offers professional help for free.
Dr. Amir Khalil, a veterinarian with Four Paws International, says the "world's loneliest elephant" is settling into his new home in Cambodia. Khalil sang Sinatra's "My Way" to help calm Kaavan.
Veterinarians have suicide rates of more than double that of the general population. One group is building an online community to give advice and help out when stress adds up.
Dr. Amir Khalil has led rescue operations and created sanctuaries around the world for 20 years. In April, he embarked on his biggest mission: saving animals from a struggling zoo in the Gaza Strip.
As more states legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, veterinarians are treating more intoxicated dogs who've gotten into THC edibles, discarded joints or drug-laced feces.
Milo was born with his front paws facing upward, but veterinarians are optimistic they have corrected the dog's "very rare" condition. For now, he's sporting an orange front body cast.
Most of the 800 veterinarians surveyed feel ethical qualms when pet owners ask them to euthanize animals that could be treated, or when owners ask to keep pets alive who will suffer needlessly.
Because many farmworkers speak Spanish, veterinarian schools are pushing to open the lines of communication and ensure accurate medical care by producing more bilingual graduates.
The scarcity of rural vets, who are the first line of defense against diseases that can spread from animals to humans, means sick and infected animals could increasingly go untested.