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Articles by Robert M. Miller, DVM

Mind Over Miller: Not all of my patients are animals

Aug 1, 2008

We veterinarians often, inadvertently, treat human patients.

Mind Over Miller: A really good dog

Jul 1, 2008

See that dog with me in the upper left-hand corner of the page? That was Rosie.

Mind Over Miller: Our profession's behavior problem

Jun 1, 2008

Behavior is as vital to veterinary practice as anatomy and physiology are. I think every U.S. veterinary school should require students to take a basic animal behavior course, and behavior should be on every state board exam.

Mind Over Miller: When discussing life and death, words matter

May 1, 2008

The big dog cringed under the bench in the reception area. "He hates to come in here," the old man said. "But he's got this skin problem, and it stinks something terrible."

Mind Over Miller: There go we all

Apr 1, 2008

The panel moderator acknowledged the elderly, silver-haired gentleman at the microphone. "It's a pleasure to have you with us again, Doctor." The old man, professor emeritus, famous veterinary surgeon, author of a text that was required reading for most members of the audience during their schooling, nodded, smiled, and waved his hand toward the stage.

Mind Over Miller: A little bit of horse sense

Mar 1, 2008

Several years after the publication of my book Imprint Training of the Newborn Foal, Monty Roberts, a renowned California horse trainer, called to tell me that he had been using my foal training method for three years with great success. I had long wanted to meet Monty, and he invited me to visit his ranch in Solvang. This led to a lasting friendship and mutual respect.

Mind Over Miller: Exercise your right to write prescriptions

Feb 1, 2008

Although doctors of veterinary medicine have the same prescription writing authority as physicians do, many practitioners infrequently write prescriptions. I wrote many during my practice career, and I want to share the reasons that I did so.

Mind Over Miller: The interview: Species-specific silliness

Jan 1, 2008

Professor A: Well, Terry—may we call you Terry?—you aspire to a degree in veterinary medicine?

Mind Over Miller: 'Twas the night before Christmas

Dec 1, 2007

Dr. Robert M. Miller recounts several memorable Christmas Eve emergency calls.

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