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Merry Christmas from this veterinarian’s family to yours!

Thursday, Dec 21st, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

This is a time of year I always love and cherish. Our family is together, including our animals, and we’re enjoying a little time without the frenzy of work. But as many of you are also experiencing, there are clouds above our heads. For us, it’s the health of our pets. For you, it may […]

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Thanksgiving Day reflections on a life with pets

Thursday, Nov 23rd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Quora kisses

This time last year we were eagerly awaiting the arrival of our newly adopted dogs Quin’C and Quill’N, and enjoying the golden years of our Quora, Quixote, and Gracie, as well as our spitfire distemper survivor pup QT Pi Becker, a barn full of cats, and our beloved horses. We didn’t know that our time […]

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The final goodbye came too fast, but the next hello will be glorious

Tuesday, Nov 7th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker


Being a veterinarian can be a blessing and a curse. A blessing when you’re able to save a pet who shouldn’t have made it, a curse when you know a pet is going to die and there’s nothing you can do except hope for the best or pray for a miracle. It’s the worst when […]

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Talley Becker, world’s cutest kitten, joins the Almost Heaven Ranch family!

Thursday, Oct 26th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker


In the past, Teresa and I made a committment to adopting those cats who didn’t have a chance at the local shelter — the feral, the unfriendly, those who just didn’t like people — to be barn cats at our Almost Heaven Ranch. Caring for them wasn’t always easy, but we always took care of […]

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Quora: Saying goodbye to our angel dog

Sunday, Aug 13th, 2017 | By Mikkel Becker KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CTC


Heaven gained another four legged angel last week: Our Miss Quora. Despite taking every measure possible, our family was unable to save her, and she died at the age of 14 after unsuccessful surgery for hemangiosarcoma at Washington State University. The loss of Quora is truly heart-wrenching as she’s a treasured member of the family; […]

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