Inspirational words from veterinarians

Inspirational words from veterinarians

Veterinarians explain why they love practice.
Aug 01, 2008
By staff

"The critical thing is to enjoy practice and never do it alone. My partners and the people I hire have fun with me and the clients."

—Dr. Lee Holden, owner, Britton Road Veterinary Clinic; Oklahoma City, Okla.

"Just to be able to sit there and solve that medical problem and make that pet feel better is a great feeling. There's a smile that comes over a client's face. In some professions, you have to wait a long time to see that."

—Dr. Joe Kendrick, owner, Asheville Highway Animal Clinic; Knoxville, Tenn.

Dr. W. Andrew Rollo
"This profession never gets boring. Just when you think you're getting good, there's always a case that walks in the door and you have no idea what's going on."

—Dr. W. Andrew Rollo, associate, Madison Veterinary Hospital; Madison Heights, Mich.

Dr. Mona Rosenberg
"It's really important to take the time to evaluate your happiness. To lead a fulfilled life, you have to be able to make time for things that make you happy."

—Dr. Mona Rosenberg, owner, City of Angels Veterinary Specialty Center; Culver City, Calif.

"I was raised with horses. I didn't get an affinity for being a veterinarian and then decide to make it a livelihood. I had the affinity for horses, and my mother pushed me to go off to college and make a living. I enjoyed being a veterinarian."

—Dr. Peter Hall, retired equine practitioner

Dr. Ross Clark
"I can't think of a day when I thought I should have done something else."

—Dr. Ross Clark, owner, Woodland West Animal Hospital and Pet Resort; Tulsa, Okla.