THANK YOU, soo much, for taking the time to write this book! Seriously, from the title to the end, I LOVED IT!
You really opened my eyes to the "cut-throat" world of being an equine vet, and definitely put to rest the "glorified illusions" I had in my head of this career choice.
My hat goes off to all of you who have been able to succeed in this career choice.
My whole life, I have been a passionate horse lover. One month shy of my 18th birthday, I bought my first horse and have never been horseless a day since. It's been over 25 years.
During this time, I have met every personality you spoke of in your book. Your book made me reflect back, remember some of the "colorful' characters, both human and horse I have crossed paths with. It's also reminded me of why I don't belong to any equine groups.
After high school, I never had a direction. I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life, so I got married, had children and although I have enjoyed my life, I've always felt something was missing.
Over the years, I've tended to miner injuries, cuts, scrapes, mild lameness, colic, foaling when I have needed our vet, the praise he would give about my diligent care, and the satisfaction I felt when I did everything just right made me believe I had missed my "calling."
Through this process I decided that I wished I would have become a vet, specializing in horses. I really, REALLY believed this was my calling....until I read your book.
It's not the vetting I'd have a problem with, it's the people...the horse owners, the passionate differences of opinions we all seem to have. Those passionate differences that keep me happy to be "the loner" in the horse world.
Since reading your book, I have found HUGE inner peace, in knowing that, I am sure I would be an excellent veterinarian, as far as the work goes, I also know me, and I know I would NOT have succeeded due to the combination of "other vets" and "colorful' owners.
So thank you again, for this amazing book. And THANK YOU for bringing ME...PEACE!
(reviewed 55 days after purchase)