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To The Dogs

The original oath upon which modern medical codes of ethics are based include a vow to “help the sick.” While Hippocrates was likely referring to humans with his words, physicians generally have an innate care for all living creatures and a passion for lending a helping hand. That dedication to healing is what led Geoffrey Kwitko, M.D., and David Halpern, M.D., to partner with veterinarian Marlene Siegel, D.V.M., and take on a slightly new kind of patient earlier this year —?a puppy named Athena. “Dogs are like little angels on earth,” says Kwitko, an oculoplastic surgeon. He is well known among...

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