Author | Michael Nappier, DVM, DABVP

Michael Nappier, DVM, DABVP

Michael Nappier is assistant professor of community practice in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia.


My dog has ‘heatworms’ … well, maybe

This mispronunciation may elicit giggles, but our clients may actually be onto something. Here’s why veterinarians might want to turn up the heat on heartworm tests.

6 canine wellness don'ts, 7 dos

Commit to a better veterinary clinic experience for dogs. Pick one or two of these to try, or reinforce the ones youve done so far. Reap the rewards. Repeat.

Photo gallery: 6 feline wellness donts, 8 dos

The future is here. Its 2019. These are the dos and donts to make sure your veterinary practice is showing cats the care they need to get their owners in for wellness visits.

Wellness vs. illness diagnostics: test now or later?

The veterinary world has their own chicken-and-egg debate on when to run what and at what value when it comes to running diagnostics or waiting for an illness to show up. So which side is right?