Terry: Did your practice include food animals?
Professor B: It was all food animals—if I didn't treat everything, I couldn't afford to eat. I'd often put in 20 hours. It was tough!
Terry: Twenty hours a week? What's tough about that?
Professor B: I meant 20 hours a day.
Terry: Uh, may I go now?
Robert M. Miller, DVM, is an author and a cartoonist, speaker, and Veterinary Medicine Practitioner Advisory Board member
from Thousand Oaks, Calif. His thoughts in "Mind Over Miller" are drawn from 32 years as a mixed-animal practioner. Visit
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