By Dr. Marty Becker | vetstreet.com
ThinkstockAs a veteran veterinarian with more than three decades of practice under my belt, it has been a long time since I've been anything other than matter-of-fact about any medical procedure. I believe in "sharpening my saw," as Stephen Covey advised in his classic book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and that means I work to keep myself on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine.
But recently I found myself in a situation with no cutting edge at all. I was in training for a new neutering technique, one that has the potential to revolutionize how we care for our dogs. I had been looking forward to the training for weeks, but I have to admit there was just a split second of hesitation as I slid a needle into the testicles of the dog before me.
My microsecond of manly hesitation was immediately overwhelmed by enthusiasm. I had just "Zeutered" my first pet, and IRead More »from New Way to Neuter Dogs Could Revolutionize How We Care for Canines