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Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

The Veterinary Medicine Interview: Dr. Barrak Pressler

April 1, 2008

This internist has a passion for teaching and sees great changes ahead in the realm of veterinary education. "The future of veterinary medicine lies in subcertification, meaning students being trained only in small-animal or large-animal medicine."

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

The Veterinary Medicine Interview: Dr. Melinda D. Merck

February 1, 2008

This high-profile forensic veterinarian investigates animal cruelty cases, which no one wants to see. But she says she finds the work satisfying because "I am giving the animal a voice."

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

An Interview with Dr. Joseph Harari

December 1, 2007

This surgeon advises new graduates to see as many cases as possible early in their careers. "Experiences in dealing with animals, disease, clients, and peers will provide the intellectual, physical, and psychological supports needed for long-term survival in the clinical arena."

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

An Interview with Dr. Lila Miller

November 1, 2007

A leader in shelter medicine, Dr. Miller cares for the underserved, often-forgotten animals and trains others to follow in her footsteps. She says a good veterinarian "doesn't lose sight of doing what is right for the patient even though it isn't always possible."

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

An Interview with Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald

October 1, 2007

This practitioner, author, speaker, TV star, and comedian says veterinarians need to maintain the public's respect by examining their priorities. "We must stay true to the basis of our profession, which is to relieve suffering. It is a privilege to do what we do, not our right."

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

An Interview with Dr. William J. Kay

September 1, 2007

Having helped develop postgraduate programs at the Animal Medical Center, Dr. Kay urges veterinary students to take advantage of such educational opportunities as much as possible. "You will gain and grow in skill, confidence, and knowledge faster than at any other time in your career."

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

An Interview with Dr. Richard B. Ford

August 1, 2007

This modest internist tends to downplay his own noteworthy achievements. "I'm truly humbled by the remarkable accomplishments and contributions that my former students and other colleagues are making toward the advancement of veterinary medicine."

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

An Interview with Dr. Jacqueline C. Neilson

July 1, 2007

This behaviorist sees a need for more education on animal behavior. "Abnormal or unacceptable behavior kills more pets each year than any other disease process...We need to make behavioral medicine part of the curriculum at every veterinary college."

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

An Interview with Dr. David S. Bruyette

June 1, 2007

This internist embraces advances in diagnostics as well as comparative medicine. However, "One thing I hope never changes," he says, "is our reliance on history taking and physical examinations."

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