The promise of an early spring has passed. Here in the Northeast, and in the Midwest as well, we are still struggling to get to the weather that we were enjoying one month earlier last year. In the New York-Connecticut area where I live, we had eight days over 80 degrees in March 2012; so far, we have experienced only a handful of days just reaching 70 degrees. I am hopeful that a burst of spring will arrive shortly, and that this warmer weather will bring animals into our hospitals in preparation for spending more time outside. We’ll get there eventually, but we all know the winter has been longer than we would like so we’re more than ready.
read more →