Veterinary professionals have a valuable role to play during COVID and beyond: being part of a competent, compassionate team that helps companion animals.
I’ve often used the following words in problem-solving and in creating opportunities, not only in our beloved profession of veterinary medicine but in my personal life as well: What has seemed impossible to you that, if it were possible, would change dramatically the way you practice and live, while benefiting everyone involved?
Over my more than four decades in veterinary medicine, I’ve heard speakers joke that veterinary medicine moves about as fast as molasses in January. We are skeptical scientists that a) must see proof, b) want to see others blaze the trail and take the arrows, c) are hesitant to spend money, and d) tend to feel pain before we take the medicine. And that’s under normal living conditions, the opposite of what we’re experiencing now.