5 Elements Interview

When did your interest in Veterinary Medicine begin?

A lot of this is in my book “The Proof is in the Poodle”. When I was thirteen I wanted to be a Vet when my horse Bill got hurt (turned out to be a foot abscess) but my Mom said I wasn’t good enough in math and science (family support was generally okay despite this). I considered it again when I was in college, after spending 1.5 years in England training to be a riding instructor, which would have been a really tough carreer with my asthma. I realized I was bored with sociology and psychology, basically resolved to the belief that people are way more screwed up than animals. So I just tried a few science courses got A’s and then took all my pre veterinary courses in 1.5 years, including an accelerated inorganic chemistry class at Harvard Summer School. It all went okay and here I am.

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