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The Pet Doctor - Episode 222 Dedicated Passion

November 17, 201530 min
According to Webster’s dictionary, passion has several definitions. The more common is ‘a powerful or compelling emotion or feeling such as love or hate’. One less used but sums up a veterinarian’s passion for his or her chosen field is ‘the state of being affected by something external, especially something alien to one’s nature or one’s customary behavior. It has to be passion, why else would a sane human being place themselves in harm’s way from hooves, claws, teeth, beaks, inordinately long days, communicable diseases that can kill, field work and research that can take you away from your family for months at a time and all for benefit of others who rarely say thank you? Why? Because veterinary medicine is one of the most fabulous vocations one could ever be a part of.

My guest is Dr. Joe Kinnarney. He is the 2015-2016 president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. We are going to chat about your passion for your pets and the role veterinarians play insuring the health of people, animals and the world.

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