My name is J.C. Burcham, and I’m a 2004 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  I currently practice high quality medicine at Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center in Lenexa, KS.  Previously, I spent 8 years at Olathe Animal Hospital in Olathe, KS, where I helped our hospital achieve 2nd Place in the AAHA Practice of the Year Awards in 2011. My primary areas of interest in veterinary medicine include exotics (especially birds, as well as reptiles and other small mammals, like rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, ferrets, and others), behavior, and pain management. I also enjoy technology and social media, and using this blog as a means of sharing anecdotal information with other veterinarians and veterinary students.

The name of the blog acknowledges that veterinary medicine is a continually changing field, and passionate vets are always learning.