The Best Vet Blogs

veterinarians.jpg There’s no better resource for a dog lover than a veterinarian’s blog.

Not only are vet blogs filled with little-known facts and behind-the-scenes info that few are privy to… Vet blogs also show the personal character, fortitude, and never ending love for animals that veterinarians have, day in and day out.

These are the best vet blogs… ever! I refer to them often for their professional expertise and personal opinions.

Some of these are not updated very often. Most are only updated whenever something really unusual happens. But I’d encourage you to read through them now — working your way back to the very beginning — before these vets become too busy to keep up their blogs and they go away altogether.

I have learned so much just from spending a couple hours at each site, reading through all of the archived entries.

Enjoy!

Dolittler – A veterinary blog for pet lovers, vet voyeurs and the medically curious.

dolittler-vet-blog.jpg Welcome to the real world of pet medicine… Your daily vet. This is my newest form of entertainment: keeping a blog to keep non-vets abreast of the tremendous varieties of issues we face in vet medicine. Although it’s a great career and I’m so thankful I had the luck to get into it and the tenacity to stay with it, it’s not always a bucketful of roses. In fact, it’s often more akin to a litterbox full of foul smelling you-know-what. But it’s always challenging. My goal is to satisfy your curiosity and maybe enlighten you on some things you may never have considered in the world of animal health. Sometimes it’s not pleasant and sometimes I’ll sound like an opinionated b—- but I’m going to stick to my goal. If we’re all lucky, you’ll have fun while I entertain myself — and you’ll manage to learn something, too.

Vet Tech – A blog site for licensed, registered or certified veterinary technicians to share their experiences, thoughts, heartaches and much more. The site hasn’t been updated in awhile, but I found lots of helpful info in the archives.

vet-tech-vet-blog.jpgWhat will you find here? Answers to pet owner questions about veterinary procedures, terminology, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and other products; a place for techs to give voice to their frustration with vets who don’t respect our skills, pet owners who don’t take care of their pets, and co-workers who treat us with less than professional respect; in-depth looks at veterinary health issues; and our own patented Vet Tech Rants.

VetBlog UK – A UK vet blog written by Dr. Scott Nimmo who is a veterinary surgeon living in the South East of England.

vetblog-uk-vet-blog.jpgThe target readership of Vetblog Web Magazine are pet owners all over the world. We intend to build up our readership by providing fresh new compelling articles each week as well as being a source of high quality veterinary advice. Dr. Nimmo established the first British veterinary web site in 1995. Scott also writes on veterinary matters and pet care for a number of paper publications.

 


Pet Connection – Dr. Marty Becker is "America’s Veterinarian." He is the popular veterinary contributor for ABC’s "Good Morning America" and is the host of "The Pet Doctor With Marty Becker" on PBS.pet-connection-vet-blog.jpg

With Gina Spadafori, he is co-author of the New York Times best-seller, "Why Do Dogs Drink Out of the Toilet?" as well as several other books. The two produce the Pet Connection feature for the Universal Press Syndicate. The feature appears in newspapers throughout the United States and Canada.

Pet Peeves – I am an emergency veterinarian, and this blog is my effort to give you some idea of what we do in the middle of the night.

pet-peeves-vet-blog.jpgSome things you might or might not know about ER types (at least the ones I work with):
1. We are night owls. We don’t like mornings. I have a t-shirt that says ‘keep out of direct sunlight’.
2. Junk food is made for us (I am downing a Hershey’s with Almonds as I write this). Well, I suppose I am generalizing here. I’m sure there are ER docs who eat healthy things. I am not one of them. And the more stressed I get, the more junk I eat.
3. We have perverted senses of humor. Much of it revolves around the bodily functions of our patients — someone is always getting vomited, urinated or defecated on, or getting anal sac secretions squirted on them. For some reason, we think this is hilarious. Because this is a family-oriented site, I’ll try to keep my descriptions somewhat, er, clean.
4. Don’t prank an ER doc — we prank back. Someone prank called my cell phone at 4:30 one morning. They got a prank callback at 6:30 am, and we clearly woke them up.
5. We are here first and foremost for the pets. Yes — we all love animals, and that is why we do this.

Veterinary Dentistry in Los Angeles – Up-to-date information on anim
al oral health.

veterinary-dentistry-blog.jpgThis blog is the anti-formal veterinarian – client relationship and breaks down this cold and uncomfortable barrier to allow for the open discussion about topics pertaining to veterinary dentistry and the dissemination of sound, expert veterinary dentistry advice for pet owners in a warm and inviting forum. Dr. Tsugawa is the 2005 recipient of the AVDC Outstanding Candidate Award, sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health.

Pete The Vet’s Blog – Updated every week (without fail), Pete goes into great detail about specific things seen in the veterinary office.pete-the-vets-blog-site.jpg

I am one of those ‘born-to-be-a-vet’ people – it was my ambition since I was old enough to think about such things. From the age of 5 years up, I only ever wanted to be a vet. Well, I have been a vet for over 20 years now, and I still love it. It is a fascinating job, with every day bringing new challenges involving interesting new animals and owners. This blog is intended to be an occasional record of some of the cases that I see, and some of the things that I get up to, during my typical working week. I post a new case every week from ‘real life’.

And finally… This one’s not really a blog per se, but it’s a great resource filled with photographs and articles written by veterinarians that reflect their personal experiences working in animal hospitals.

ThePetCenter.com – a.k.a. "The Internet Animal Hospital".

pet-center-vet-blog.jpgWritten and photographed by veterinarians in actual animal hospital settings, ThePetCenter.com presents accurate and easily understood pet health care information. Over 220 pages of dog and cat health care information including pet health care articles, surgery photos, dog and cat diseases, vaccination issues, whelping and breeding, quizzes, pet photo album, pet supplies, pet pharmacy and lots more!


 

Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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Fun From Around the Web

  • http://tails-of-a-veterinarian.blogspot.com/ Dr. Woof-Woof

    I’m a vet who’s just started a new blog… check it out at
    http://tails-of-a-veterinarian.blogspot.com/

    It only has a few entries currently… I’ve been a vet for 5 years now, and wish I would have started this blog 5 years ago! However, I plan to update frequently with funny antics, heartwarming stories, and whatever else strikes me as relevent enough to share. Hope you enjoy it! And feel free to leave any comments you have :)

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/vrasteve Steve

    A new veterinary neurology blog: http://veterinaryneuron.blogspot.com

    An open note to the thousands of veterinarians who have shared their cases with me.

    I look back on the 35 years of veterinary neurology in the area as something really special. I have communicated with you or with someone at your hospital on numerous difficult cases, dozens maybe more times, over the years. We have laughed together and often had those shared silent moments when neither of us knew what to do next.

    I have started a new blog which is devoted to highlighting the interests I share with you through Veterinary Specialty Services, LLC and hopefully over the next several months we will discuss numerous other areas of common interest. Please feel free to comment or share a similar story.

    As always, I hope to continue to enjoy our mutual interests.

    Sincerely,

    Steve Steinberg

    http://veterinaryneuron.blogspot.com

  • http://blog.lifesabundance.com/default.aspx?realname=20040296 Dr. Sarah

    You are right! Veterinary blogs are a good way to stay up-to-date on the latest in veterinary news and pet healthcare advances. They often provide a unique peek into the mind of a veterinarian, which can be more twisted than you think. :)

    If you have a moment, please check out my blog at Life’s Abundance. I provide health and education videos, and I would love to know if the information is helpful.

  • Adie

    Please keep me posted! I love this list and would love to hear about more vet blogs. Have one? Email me and tell me about it: Adie@fetchingcommunications.com.

  • http://www.longislandvet.net Long Island Vet

    Thanks for the list.

  • Nicki_jeskydvm

    Here is my blog about vet med and agility
    http://www.cruzanborders.blogspot.com

  • http://www.leospetcare.com/ Greg Magnusson, DVM

    I write a vet blog for my clients, you’re welcome to check it out! http://www.leospetcare.com/vet-blog