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Dr. Paul’s review of the past 10 years in practice, in Minnesota

This is a first for me. I have never written a blog entry, but since 2012 was my tenth year of Weitz Equine and Dr. Melissa has been asking me to write this entry for most of this year, I decided to give it a try. I probably won’t do it again until the practice’s […]

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Don’t Forget Thanksgiving!

Why, oh why, does Thanksgiving get no love?! It seems we barely put away the Halloween costumes and Jack-O-Lanterns and Target has Christmas decorations lining the aisles! I love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. I love the food, the family time, the fact that it’s a holiday that tries to focus on being grateful for […]

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My Friend Pete

I mentioned my first and only horse, Pete, in the previous blog, so I thought I would tell you a bit more about him. In my high school days, my family moved to Florida from Missouri, where I had lived most of my childhood. For a high school girl, a move during this time of […]

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A horse vet without a horse

Yes, it’s true none of the Weitz Equine veterinarians actually own a horse. I get asked the question about my lack of horse ownership probably at least twice per week. I know it seems crazy but it is entirely possible to be an outstanding horse veterinarian without owning or riding one yourself. Don’t worry all […]

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Is that a convenience store or a vet truck?

Yes, it’s true. As ambulatory veterinarians, we pretty much live in our vet trucks. g cloud . This means the truck seems to accumulate a lot of….umm…let’s call them “life support supplies.” It’s not that we are messy people we just need to be prepared for whatever might come our way during a particular day […]

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Blogging? Does anybody do that anymore?

So…we thought maybe you guys would like to read a blog written by one of us. Then “one of us” became “me”, Dr. Melissa. And so here I am, beginning the blog.   Weitz Equine does a good job of bombarding you with educational information; therefore, the purpose of this blog is NOT educational. So […]

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What You Need To Know About Rabies

What is Rabies? Rabies is a virus that only infects mammals. It cannot survive in the environment. It is only transmitted through bites or contact with the saliva or blood of an infected animal to an open wound or abraded skin.  The virus infects nervous tissue and the brain. Rabies is nearly 100% FATAL Rabies […]

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