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 - Feb 01, 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.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jan 01, 2008
Professor A: Well, Terry—may we call you Terry?—you aspire to a degree in veterinary medicine?
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Nov 01, 2007
I don't understand the controversy over taking a stand on foie gras production.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Oct 01, 2007
During the early days of television, a basset hound named Cleo popularized that formerly exotic breed.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Sep 01, 2007
After graduating from veterinary school, I spent a year doing relief work in Arizona. When I reported to my first job?a two-week hitch for a solo small-animal practitioner?the doctor came hurrying out of his home, which was connected to his clinic. He had his wife with him and some suitcases, and he handed me the key.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Aug 01, 2007
Three decades ago, we experienced an oil shortage, and one of the solutions was to create a nationwide 55-mph speed limit for several years.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jul 01, 2007
Every veterinarian has an individual nightmare, a particular type of case he or she dreads above all else.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jun 01, 2007
We tend to reminisce about the good old days, but not all things were rosier back then.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Apr 01, 2007
I was a practicing veterinarian for 32 years. In all that time, I was never sued for malpractice. Did I ever make a mistake? Of course.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Mar 01, 2007
When I meet a colleague for the first time, the question I am asked most commonly is "When did you start cartooning?"
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Feb 01, 2007
I wonder if the loss of camaraderie and fellowship in the profession is due to the diminishing role of the auxiliary.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jan 01, 2007
Not long ago, I received a promotional piece in the mail that touted the benefits of natural healing and alternative medicine for dogs.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Dec 01, 2006
I always assumed that the success of my practice was due to diligence, integrity, and dedication to service.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Nov 01, 2006
When I moved to the Conejo Valley in California's Ventura County in 1957, the valley had never had a resident veterinary practitioner. Back then, the human population was small, limiting the number of available small-animal patients. However, there were thousands of beef cattle and horses in the area and, intriguingly, an abundance of exotic animals.