Racelle LaMar, DVM: Rising from the Ashes

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As a sole practitioner with a well-established small animal practice in Santa Rosa, California, Racelle LaMar, never imagined her clinic, Northtown Animal Hospital, would be ravaged by wildfires. Since the Santa Rosa wildfires, she and her team have worked tirelessly to provide continuity of care for their clients and their pets. One year later, Dr. LaMar shares her lessons learned …

Kimberly Pope-Robinson, DVM: 1 Life Connected

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At one point in her life, Kimberly Pope-Robinson, DVM, CCFP was at a crossroads. Suffering from mental anguish and emotional exhaustion, Dr. Pope-Robinson faced questions that plague all too many veterinary professionals and began to examine her desire for life to go on. In the thralls of despair with pills in hand, Dr. Pope-Robinson thought of her horse Toby, her …

Debbie Breitstein, DVM: Desire and determination in veterinary medicine

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Even as a child, Dr. Debbie Breitstein knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She didn’t even waver when the family veterinarian tried to talk her out of it. Since then, she’s spent years treating furry companions of all dispositions, including one too-curious dog still covered in live bees, and another sporting some rather scandalous stomach contents. Luckily, the …

Catherine Roach, DVM: Batting 1000 in veterinary medicine

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Whether you’re a baseball fan or not, you may have heard the story of the “goose chase” that occurred at a Detroit Tigers game last May when Dr. Catherine Roach switched out her baseball cap for her veterinarian one when a lone Canada goose needed help. We caught up with Dr. Roach to learn about her relief work and the …

Gail S. Wolfe, DVM: Paving your own way in veterinary practice

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After practicing for nearly 48 years, Dr. Gail S. Wolfe still encounters cases she’s never seen at Bennett Road Animal Clinic, in Okemos, Michigan. It’s that variety and getting to know her clients that keeps her passionate about veterinary medicine and the root of her decision not to specialize. Practicing out of her home, Dr. Wolfe never truly leaves work …