Inspirational words from veterinarians
"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, associate, Madison Veterinary Hospital; Madison Heights, Mich.
—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, owner, Woodland West Animal Hospital and Pet Resort; Tulsa, Okla.