Preparing to be a pet parent should be done with just as much forethought as we should put into starting our human families.
June is Adopt-a-Cat or Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month.  A lot of people think of cats as the "step-pets" of companion animals--sort of like how Cinderella was viewed by her family. 
As Kathryn Jones was winding down her career with the U.S. Postal Service, she began thinking about what was next. One thing was clear: she wanted to touch the lives of companion animals.
Dr. Kristina Baltutis graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Dr. Kristina is particularly interested in theriogenology...
When Regina Watters was a child, she already knew she wanted to work with animals.
Dr. Suzie Gough graduated from CSU with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She grew up in the outskirts of the Jersey shore and the Philadelphia suburbs...
A high school teacher dampened Dr. Ward's dream of being a veterinarian... Finally, she decided to follow her dream, and after several years of hard work, she graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine.
April also is Heartworm Awareness Month, and every pet parent needs to hear about heartworms and be familiar with the reasons to prevent their invasion into their baby's bodies. 
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and in this time of added stress and anxiety over our own lives and the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, this topic offers us an opportunity to look beyond ourselves to those creatures who are at our mercy all the time. 
Taste definitely relies on the tongue and taste buds, so it surprises us when our pets eat things like fertilizer or pennies or potpourri. Luckily that stuff isn't toxic (except to our imaginations), but there are so many things that are poisonous to our furry babies that we need to educate ourselves about...