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A veterinarian’s Father’s Day reflection: Facing a family legacy of depression and suicide

Thursday, Jun 14th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker


Father’s Day is a conflicted day for me in many ways. I love being a father and grandfather; my daughter, Mikkel, my son, Lex, and my granddaughter, Reagan, are such beloved parts of my soul I can only be humbled with gratitude to have them in my life. I pray for them and thank God […]

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Pet lovers: What’s on your phone’s screensaver?

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Woman hands with mobile cell phone to take a photo of labrador dog lying on the sand.

For the past eight years, I’ve had the same phone screensaver. It’s a photo of my granddaughter, Reagan, when she was just one day old, holding my right index finger with her tiny little hand. I’ve promised her I will never take it off until she asks me to (maybe to be replaced with her […]

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Happy birthday to my beloved wife, Teresa – every animal’s best friend (and mine, too!)

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Teresa and Reagan

God was having one of his very best days when my beloved spouse of 40 years, Teresa, was born. My heart beats faster when she walks into a room and my heart slows down when I’m off the hamster wheel of travel, and home by her side on the couch holding hands, sipping tea, and […]

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5 ways pet owners can have a sustainable Earth Day

Thursday, Apr 19th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

dog in grass

Sunday is Earth Day, so I wanted to take a look at how pets can be a part of keeping our planet healthy and green. 1. Keep your pet’s meds out of the water and soil. If you have expired prescription medication, be sure to dispose of it at a medication drop off location, rather […]

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When a family pet wants to be an outdoor dog

Wednesday, Mar 21st, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The pack

Our dog Quill’N is special. Of course every one of our pets is, so that’s no surprise. But pretty much everything about her is special. She came to us with our beloved Quin’C, who we adopted knowing he had cancer. She was in the adoption program with him, and didn’t like any other dogs but […]

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