Rachael Zimlich, BSN, RN

Freelance writer Rachael Zimlich worked as a reporter for dvm360 magazine before returning to school to become a registered nurse. She now works at The Cleveland Clinic.


Has pet insurance hit its stride?

It’s been something of a struggle to establish pet insurance as a standard in pet care in the United States, but a new generation of pet owners may be changing that.

The upside of crowdfunding for pet care

Some veterinary professionals find online fundraising for pet care distasteful, but it does have some plusses.

The bright side of pet nutrition: Food and the human-animal bond

Mealtime and treats are a huge source of warm fuzzies for people and their pets—something veterinarians should recognize and celebrate. But there's danger lurking in the shadows: obesity, pancreatitis and other problems of overindulgence.

The dark side of pet nutrition: Mythmongering, irrationalityand passionate devotion

When your veterinary clients hold fast to their deepest beliefs about whats best (and worst) for their pet to eat, you make think theyre crazybut its also because they care.