About: Nancy Kay D.V.M
Dr. Nancy Kay wanted to become a veterinarian for just about as long as she can remember. Her veterinary degree is from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, and she completed her residency training in small animal internal medicine at the University of California-Davis Veterinary School. Dr. Kay is a board certified specialist in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and published in several professional journals and textbooks. She lectures professionally to regional and national audiences, and one of her favorite lecture topics is communication between veterinarians and their clients. Since the release of her book, Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life, Dr. Kay has lectured extensively and written numerous magazine articles on the topic of medical advocacy and veterinarian/client communication. She was a featured guest on the popular National Public Radio show, Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Dr. Kay's newest book is called, Your Dog's Best Health: A Dozen Reasonable Things to Expect From Your Vet. Her award winning blog, "Spot Speaks" is posted weekly (www.speakingforspot.com/blog). Dr. Kay was selected by the American Animal Hospital Association to receive the 2009 Hill’s Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award. This award is given annually to a veterinarian or nonveterinarian who has advanced animal welfare through extraordinary service or by furthering humane principles, education, and understanding. Dr. Kay was selected as the 2011 Leo K. Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year, an award presented every year by the American Veterinary Medical Association to a veterinarian whose work exemplifies and promotes the human animal bond. Dr. Kay has received several awards from the Dog Writer’s Association of America. Dr. Kay's personal life revolves around her husband (also a veterinarian), her three children (none of whom aspire to be veterinarians) and their menagerie of four-legged family members. When she's not writing, she spends her spare moments in the garden or riding atop her favorite horse. Dr. Kay and her husband reside in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Recent Posts by Nancy Kay D.V.M
Oh, the weather outside is frightful! Winter weather is rapidly approaching and you’ve likely begun layering your clothing and weatherproofing your car. When organizing for winter, don’t forget to think about your pets. They too are deserving of special treatment this time of year. Here are ten tips for keeping your pets cozy, comfortable, and Continue Reading
Testing dogs annually for heartworm disease is not a new recommendation. What is new is the type of testing being recommended. Until recently, performing a simple blood test to screen for the presence of heartworm antigen was the test of choice. We now know that antigen testing produces ever-increasing numbers of false negative results (the Continue Reading
Written on October 28, 2014 at 3:20 AM
Categories: Canine Health, Learn!
Tags: American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, American Heartworm Society, annual testing for heartworm disease, canine heartworm disease, Companion Animal Parasite Council, Dr. Nancy Kay, false negative heartworm test, heartworm antigen test, Heartworm disease, Heartworm prevention, heartworm preventive, heartworm resistance, microfilaria testing, Nancy Kay DVM, slow kill method, speaking for spot, your dogs best health
As I write this, Teresa Romero Ramos, a nurse assistant in Spain, is battling for her life against Ebola virus disease. Despite local protests and objections voiced via a global social media campaign, a court order mandated that Teresa’s elderly, but overtly healthy dog named Excalibur be euthanized. His remains were “put into a sealed Continue Reading
Written on October 14, 2014 at 7:44 AM
Categories: Canine Health, Learn!, Right Now!, Uncategorized
Tags: American Veterinary Medical Association, AVMA, Best in Show Daily, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dogs and Ebola virus, Dr. Nancy Kay, Ebola contagion, Ebola transmission, Ebola virus, Ebola virus and pets, Nancy Kay DVM, speaking for spot, your dogs best health
My recent post about National Disaster Preparedness Month (happening now) solicited many fabulous disaster preparedness suggestions from you, my wonderful readers. One such reader is Abby Harrison, a certified professional dog trainer located in Houston. She provided me with one of the most comprehensive lists of disaster preparedness tips for pets I’ve ever seen. Abby Continue Reading
Written on September 30, 2014 at 7:58 AM
Categories: Canine Health, Learn!
Tags: Abby Harrison, Best in Show Daily, Disaster Preparedness Month, disaster preparedness planning for pets, Dr. Nancy Kay, Nancy Kay DVM, SitDogStay, speaking for spot, your dogs best health
In the world of human medicine it’s estimated that 80% of the maladies that prompt physician visits would completely resolve on their own with simple “benign neglect.” In other words, time is all that is needed for a cure. Does this mean that 80% of people are jumping the gun by scheduling a doctor visit? Continue Reading
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