Doc Holly writes the Aiken Standard's 'Pet Talk' column.


Our Chief of Staff Dr. Holly Woltz (Doc Holly) has practiced veterinary medicine for over 25 years and specializes in senior pet care. Now she is sharing her expertise on pet health care with the readers of the Aiken Standard. A former teacher and writer, she enjoys talking and writing about the human-companion animal bond and its importance. You can read her recent "Pet Talk" articles by clicking the links below.

Pet Talk: Christmas present becomes new daily companion
Published January 3, 2017

Pet Talk: Making sure animals are happy is top priority
Published December 20, 2016

Pet Talk: Broken hearts mend, can love again
Published December 6, 2016

Pet Talk: Busting common pet myths
Published August 5, 2014

Pet Talk: Take time to play with your pets
Published July 22, 2014

Pet Talk: Stories from the veterinary clinic
Published July 8, 2014

Pet Talk: Exams are vital for pets' health
Published June 25, 2014

Pet Talk: Finding humor in pets' predicament
Published June 10, 2014

Pet Talk: Advancing stages of life
Published May 27, 2014

Pet Talk: A lucky break for Jax
Published May 13, 2014

Pet Talk: A golden opportunity
Published April 15, 2014

Pet Talk: Adopt, adopt, adopt!
Published April 1, 2014

Pet Talk: Pets able to adapt, persevere
Published March 18, 2014

Pet Talk: Ever thought of sharing a dog?
Published March 4, 2014

Pet Talk: Three things in life are important
Published February 18, 2014

Pet Talk: No more fat cats or chow hounds
Published February 4, 2014

Pet Talk: Laughter is the best medicine
Published January 21, 2014

Pet Talk: Taking a moment to remember those lost
Published January 7, 2014

Pet Talk: Finding the perfect pet
Published December 10, 2013

Pet Talk: Giving thanks for all things
Published November 27, 2013

Pet Talk: Knowing when it's time to say goodbye
Published November 20, 2013

Pet Talk: Therapy dogs assist in a variety of ways
Published November 6, 2013

Pet Talk: My lessons from Howie
Published October 22, 2013

Pet Talk: Eating well is important for pets
Published October 8, 2013

Pet Talk: Older animals can make the best pets
Published September 24, 2013

Pet Talk: Bob teaches humans many lessons
Published August 27, 2013

Pet Talk: Door opens in dog family for a cat
Published August 14, 2013

Pet Talk: Pets bring joy, sorrow
Published August 4, 2013

Pet Talk: Symptoms to look for in aging pets
Published July 16, 2013

Pet Talk: Simple secrets to a well-trained dog
Published July 2, 2013