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Do You Love Your Profession?

I had an interesting discussion with a colleague a few weeks ago, which I viewed with both concern and a little sadness. We were discussion our children, and their professional aspirations.  He expressed relief that his kids had no interest in veterinary medicine as a...

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Perseverance in Practice

I recently participated in a training session for animal humane care investigators. It was eye-opening, and many interesting topics of conversation surfaced over the course of the day.  One theme brought up by more than one person was the frustration involved with...

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Never Underestimate…

My first job as a licensed veterinarian was at a mixed practice in rural southern Illinois.  The closest neighboring practice was 25 miles away, and it was a good 90-minute drive to the nearest referral facility.  So, we saw more than our share of interesting cases—a...

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