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I have received a few emails from people viewing articles on The Spruce website, formerly I need to clear a few things up.

I wrote veterinary articles for what used to be known as Veterinary Medicine at (And before that, the site was called The Mining Company.) I was there from March 1999 to March of 2015.

In March of 2015, on my 16th anniversary at, I left on good terms to pursue other interests.

It has since come to my attention, via emails from readers, that there are some questions/confusion on some of my articles. And I agree.

The articles brought to my attention are not my words. There have been “updates” in the years since I left.

  • I did not know about these updates.
  • I did not authorize them.
  • I do not stand by them.

Key Point

If you find an article on The Spruce with a byline of Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM that has been “updated” after March 2015, caution is advised. I do not know how my words/meanings may have been changed.