Before moving to Tucson, I ran a full service veterinary hospital in St. Louis. I saw clients and patients during office hours and on emergencies and made house calls in my spare time. In 2008 I moved to Tucson where I now limit my practice to house calls.
Late in 2014 I had a book published: "Laughter and Tears, A Veterinarian’s Memoir and Advice". The first ¾ of this book is an autobiographical sketch of 38 years in my veterinary career. The last quarter of the book is devoted to the lessons that I found myself repeating to clients every day I went to work. These weren’t learned in school; these are the lessons that my own pets and my clients taught me. Sometimes I learned from my client’s successes but too often, I learned from their failures and the unnecessary expenses that resulted from what they didn’t know about dogs and cats.
When I come to your home, I will spend as much time with you as you would like. Not only will your pet get a very thorough examination, but I will teach you all I can to help you take the very best possible care of your pet.
My practice is limited to house calls. I will give your pet a very thorough examination; I can run blood tests (results are usually available in 12 hours), I can give advice to help with behavioral issues, I can perform minor surgical procedures (such as dental scaling—but not extractions, wound repair or small tumor removal) under sedation in your home, I can vaccinate your pet, and when necessary I can euthanize your pet in your own home—or a favorite park.