What's the best advice you've ever received? As part of Veterinary Medicine's 100th anniversary celebration, we posed that question in interviews with several outstanding leaders in the veterinary
profession. We also asked these leaders to look back at the changes they've seen in veterinary medicine during their careers
and to look forward to advances they hope to see in the future. And while we were at it, we asked a few questions on the lighter
side as well. (I hope you caught Dr. Charles E. Short's interview in January and Dr. Stephen J. Ettinger's last month. This
month's interview is with Drs. Jerry and Nancy Jaax.)
Dr. Charles E. Short
We were delighted with these veterinarians' candid and often humorous responses. And we were inspired by their obvious devotion
to the profession.
Members of our editorial and practitioner advisory boards helped get these interviews started by suggesting the names of veterinarians
they consider leaders in the profession. And now we'd love to hear your suggestions. Is there a leader you'd like us to interview?
Perhaps an admired teacher, mentor, or colleague? If so, please e-mail or fax me (email@example.com
Dr. Stephen J. Ettinger
; 913-492-4157) the person's name and affiliation. We'll take it from there and publish an interview every month.
And in case you missed his interview, here's what Dr. Short said was the best advice he's ever received: "If someone makes
you really mad, use the energy to achieve something good rather than to get even." True words of wisdom.
Drs. Jerry and Nancy Jaax