Thomas Dock, CVJ, Vet. Technician  
Male, 56
Indianapolis, IN

Interests: animals, Reading (sci-fi and fantasy)
BS, Genetic Biology, Purdue UniversityUndergraduate, 1983 - 1988
Veterinary News Network (www.MyVNN.com)
American Society of Veterinary Journalists (www.ASVJ.org)
About the Expert
You could call me an animal loving nerd! I have spent the last 20 years being involved with and working with animals every day. I am a veterinary technician, have spent many years working with rescues and shelters, and even dabbled in breeding Siamese cats and Shaded Silver Persian cats. I love to read, especially if it is science related or is a fantasy type of novel. Science is a strong passion of mine and I find that I spend a good portion of everyday just reading articles about genetics, immunology, evolution, endangered species, and advances in human and veterinary medicine.
Honors & Awards
2006-2009: Reporter for Western Veterinary Conference TV Journal
2009- Veterinary News Network Reporter of the Year Member, Board of Certification, American Society of Veterinary Journalists Certified Veterinary Journalist
Recent Blog Entries

Mar 22, 2010 - 4 Comments
Over this past year, we have seen numerous stories on adverse effects of topical or "spot on" flea and tick medications. ...
"Spork", a 10 year old dachshund was taken to his veterinarian for oral surgery earlier in the month. He is now at the ce...
So this story caught my eye this weekend and I am just not really sure how to react. The Canadian Medical Journal posted an edi...

Feb 19, 2010 - 2 Comments
This story was forwarded to me today and it really causes me no end of concern!! http://www.wsbtv.com/video/22526579/ In this...

Jan 28, 2010 - 11 Comments
(WARNING - this story does not have a good outcome) So I can't figure out what upsets me more about this story...maybe you c...

Jan 07, 2010 - 16 Comments
Everyday, veterinarians across the country and across the world field phone calls about pets who accidently (or sometimes with the ...

Dec 31, 2009 - 7 Comments
One of our Veterinary News Network reporters sent this blog to me yesterday and I thought some of you might appreciate the content....

Dec 22, 2009 - 15 Comments
So, needless to say I am in utter shock this morning as I sort through the news that has filtered in overnight. In Yahoo News a hea...