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Michael A. McLaughlin, DVM

Are we honestly surprised?
June 1, 2011

California reporter Rick Romero is often good-naturedly credited with filing incredibly obvious news flashes on the hilarious website

Are we creating zombies?
December 1, 2010

Werewolves and vampires are so yesterday! The new hotness is the slow-moving, non-critical, unthinking, inflexible, life-altering zombie. Actually, zombies are quite real and are created every day through an administrative action commonly called the "Zero-Tolerance Policy" or ZTP.

The solution to a veterinarian shortage
August 1, 2010

Today's veterinary students just don't have the same drive and determination as the Baby Boomers have.

What pet planet are you from?
March 1, 2010

An author once suggested that neither gender was indigenous to Earth, each having arrived from a different planet with divergent philosophies. My observation suggests a similar dichotomy between groups of pet owners and veterinarians.

Idiot-proof: Is technology making us less smart?
February 1, 2010

I realized that humanity probably really is getting dumber and the reason may be the very technology that promised to improve our lives.

In defense of the client's right to say No
August 21, 2009

Read Dr. Michael A. McLaughlin's commentary on veterinarian-client relations.

Will raising fees ease your financial strain?
May 1, 2009

How much a client will pay for a given service follows a time-tested formula.

Commentary: Perhaps we should be careful what we wish for
December 1, 2008

While some vets are convinced that emulating medical doctors is the salvation of veterinary medicine, some medical doctors aspire to practice like veterinarians.

Commentary on limited licensure: Has its day finally arrived?
July 1, 2008

Limited licensure is not exactly a revolutionary concept.


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