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The DC Pet Owner’s Guide to Vet Etiquette

Notes from a Washington veterinarian on how the humans should behave at their pets’ appointments.
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Veterinarian Chris A. Miller is co-owner of AtlasVet in Northeast DC. His colleague Dr. Brittany Cartlidge contributed to this story.

This article appears in our February 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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