Melissa Detweiler, DVM

Dr. Melissa Detweiler practices full-time in rural northeast Kansas. She also has a full-time husband (whom she practices with) and three full-time kids. In her spare time, she feeds the creative side of her brain by writing, blogging and podcasting. She also enjoys running, gardening, fishing and travelling to warm, sunny beaches. Dr. Detweiler can be found online at and or by email at


My encounter with a superhero

I stumbled into a moderation job for Katherine Goldberg, DVM, LMSW, and inadvertently opened my eyes to a big need in the veterinary profession.

Why the 'dental' divides our profession

When a pet owner can't afford the highest standard of veterinary dental care, what choices do we have left?

Bubba's battle: Life lessons learned from a beagle

One veterinarians story of a dog who reached a place few of her patients are allowed to goher heartand the lessons the experience taught her.

Undoing Disney: A better service model for the veterinary industry

While its true that Disney reigns supreme when it comes to delivering superb customer service, that fact is that not all customer service models can be equal. Heres how the Disney model hurts our professionand what we can do about it.