Robert M. Miller, DVM
Dr. Miller is an author and a cartoonist, speaker, and Veterinary Medicine Practitioner Advisory Board member from Thousand Oaks, Calif. His thoughts in "Mind Over Miller" are drawn from 32 years as a mixed-animal practitioner.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jun 01, 2005
My father watched me present a credit card to the service station attendant. The Christmas visit to my parents' home in Arizona was over, and I was filling my camper with fuel for the drive back to California. This was in 1972 B.C. (Before Crisis).
VETERINARY MEDICINE - May 01, 2005
I was thrilled when the FDA cracked down on supplements containing ephedra last year, the first such action against a supplement. Although the recent overturning of the ban in Utah by a federal court is disappointing, I still hope the FDA's decision will pave the way for an industry gone amuck.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Apr 01, 2005
When I started practicing, the most common cause of death in older dogs was chronic interstitial nephritis.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Mar 01, 2005
It occurs to me as I lie here suffering an attack of viral gastroenteritis, popularly known as the California crud, that we are becoming a nation of hypochondriacs.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Feb 01, 2005
Dr. Miller shares his personal recollections of this important veterinary leader.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jan 01, 2005
Inspector: I'm from the State of California Animal Hospital Inspection and Veterinary Staff Competence Evaluating Committee (S.C.A.H.I.V.S.C.E.C., for short), and I'm here to inspect your facility.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Dec 01, 2004
As we age, we tend to be unaware of our advancing years. Even as we stiffen and suffer aches and pains, we still think of ourselves as young.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Nov 01, 2004
Long before my father was born, the world must have marveled at the steam engine.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Oct 01, 2004
It is inevitable that the United States will eventually have socialized medicine, as many other industrialized capitalist nations already have.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Sep 01, 2004
Gentle pressure can comfort, calm, reassure, and increase receptivity.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jan 01, 2003
Someone once said that a person is entitled to one great dog in a lifetime. Well we've had three. Two are long gone, but the third is Rosie.