Sarah Mouton Dowdy

Sarah Mouton Dowdy, a former associate content specialist for, is a freelance writer and editor in Kansas City, Missouri.


Snap judgments: Aggression problem or medical condition?

Understanding the intersection between common clinical issues and primary behavioral concerns in dogs.

It’s time to act on tooth fractures

Sticks and stones may break your veterinary patients’ teeth, but these words (from you) can really hurt them: “Let’s keep an eye on it.”

From fatal to curable to complicated: An update on treating feline infectious peritonitis

After decades of only being able to play defense, cats with FIP now have a fighting chance thanks to antiviral compounds. But this offensive strategy is still fraught with obstacles. Here’s the latest.

Sheep No More: Apply Critical Thinking to the Veterinary Nursing Process

As technicians, following directions is part of the job. Mindlessly carrying out orders is not. Veteran technician Megan Brashear shares how analyzing information to make informed decisions can take you from compliant to competent.