Gift lists are the hallmark of the holiday season and the well-organized mind.
Shopping duties, generally anticipated as a fun activity, tend to quickly be
completed as compared to other lists that occur at year-end. Issues of business
management are procrastinated to a much greater extent.
About the middle of the last century, shortly after the second consecutive
war that was designed to prevent all future wars, the brain trusts of the universities
of our land decided to add a hefty scoop of veterinary colleges to their intellectual
I suppose, looking through my retrospectoscope, that there was never a time
in our profession, when medical expertise alone, made less of an impact, and
communication skills made more of a difference between economic success and
just barely surviving in practice.