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Articles by Robert M. Miller, DVM

Mind Over Miller: Honoring my mother

May 1, 2006

As I age, my mother is on my mind more frequently, and I realize how profoundly she shaped my life.

Mind Over Miller: An elephant-size job

Apr 1, 2006

Dr. Dean Hendrickson, a veterinary surgeon at Colorado State University, is part of a team that has been performing vasectomies on wild elephants in overpopulated South African game reserves. The idea is to sterilize the dominant bulls, which will then breed with the female elephants without impregnating them.

Mind Over Miller: Confronting the urban mentality

Mar 1, 2006

When I was a boy, most Americans resided in rural communities. And most of our schoolbooks, probably written in the late 19th century, featured stories about cows, milkmaids, geese, Chicken Little, cornfields, and so on.

Mind Over Miller: Not-so-New Breed Vets

Feb 1, 2006

I don`t watch many of the popular television channels, but one I do enjoy is Animal Planet.

Mind Over Miller: See you in Hawaii

Jan 1, 2006

The 143rd American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention will be held in Honolulu, July 15 through 19. This will be the first time the AVMA has met in Hawaii, and I am pleased.

Mind Over Miller: Old dogs are the best

Dec 1, 2005

I love dogs. I always have. Interestingly, I've never been bitten by a dog, despite a career in veterinary medicine and jobs in a dog pound, a pet shop, and a kennel.

Mind Over Miller: The dangers of denial

Nov 1, 2005

One of the strongest and most destructive human emotions is denial. And in veterinary practice, especially companion-animal practice, we see denial every day.

Mind Over Miller: Does humor translate?

Oct 1, 2005

Practitioners are blessed if they have a good sense of humor. The stress, frustration, disappointment, and turmoil of daily practice are greatly mollified when viewed through the prism of humor.

Mind Over Miller: My first day in practice

This column originally appeared in August 1976.
Sep 1, 2005

One of the peculiarities of medical training is that the students cannot understand which of the myriad diseases they study are commonplace and which are exotic.


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