CPT Kelly Willard, DVM tells us a story about a military working dog whose valor saved 7 lives, and whose care contributed to saving countless more from antibiotic-resistant infections.

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In this Spark video, we look at the issue of work-life balance through the eyes of Dr. Candice Manganaro, an associate veterinarian in Central Florida. She shares her experience maintaining the delicate balance between medicine and motherhood.

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We asked Key West veterinarian Doug Mader to tell us his favorite story of dealing with a patient armed with web-sourced information, and his response will have you chuckling! Watch a video and share your favorite Dr. Google experience on Facebook.

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Imagine being in the forests of Costa Rica and coming inches close to a giant Snake. For Dr. Sonia Hernandez, that’s just another day at the office and she wouldn’t trade it in for anything.

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You’ve probably heard from Dr. Doug Mader before as he described the work he does with sea turtles and alligators, but in this video, Dr. Mader tells us a personal story about a very close call involving a whale shark.

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If you’d known Franciscus Scheelings as a boy, you wouldn’t have been at all surprised to learn that years later, he’d end up practically nose to nose with a red-bellied black snake. But the context of this close encounter is as inspiring as it is beautiful.

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Dr. Steve Barten absolutely loves his job; ESPECIALLY when he gets to work on reptiles. But the stress of clinical practice can take its toll. That’s where his travel and wildlife photography comes in handy. He finds it thrilling and renewing, even when his adventures bring him uncomfortably close to nature’s most formidable creatures.

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In this segment of our International Women’s Day Series, Captain Kelly Willard shares what it was like to serve in Afghanistan, and how it compares to being a civilian veterinarian.

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