Author | Kathryn Primm, DVM

Kathryn Primm, DVM, owns Applebrook Animal Hospital in Ooltewah, Tennessee, but has a growing career as a writer, a speaker and an online voice for veterinarians and pet owners alike.

She has written and contributed content to many outlets for veterinarians and pet lovers, including the consumer magazines Womans Day and Prevention as well as Veterinary Economics, dvm360, Firstline, Vetted and Her regular "Ask A Vet" column is featured on and, reaching more than 3 million viewers. Dr. Primm is the author of Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People

She was also the nation's first Fear Free certified professional.


Is venting healthy?

On the good side, veterinary websites and social media pages devoted to supporting struggling veterinary professionals are a good thing. On the bad side, when it turns to venting, that might be hurting, not helping.

New-pet adopter missteps and handouts to help

Three veterinarians share common missteps they see owners of new puppies and kittens make in the first month. (Plus, some client education resources to help!)

Dont shy away from specials and discounts

Its well known that veterinary professionals undervalue their time and services, but your clients might notif you play your cards right.

Veterinary team handout: Things to do in down time

Help your future self! If the clinics not crazed right now, take care of a few less urgent tasks that help you learn more, impress clients and benefit your veterinary team.