Follow your Passion
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
― Mark Twain
Early in my adult life, I passed on an opportunity to continue in my family’s construction business to pursue veterinary medicine.
I certainly benefitted from the countless hours spent learning the structural steel fabrication business from the ground up. However,
when it came time to make that life changing decision, I simply followed my passion. My passion was, and continues to be, veterinary
Over my professional career, I’ve been fortunate to experience most of the major segments of our profession (private practice,
academia and industrial veterinary medicine). Looking back, my chief regret was not spending more time in private practice because
it is the private practitioner that embodies the “Gentle Doctor” virtues that the public holds in the highest regard. Moreover,
it is the cattle veterinarian who so perfectly bridges the gap between animal agriculture and the production and abundance of safe
and wholesome food.