Robert Nix

commented on A Veterinary College's Mission Is... 2014-09-02 23:45:34 -0400 · Flag
Auburn’s mission statement is the best in that it aims to " to prepare individuals for careers of excellence in veterinary medicine" . The primary obligation should be to the student and not to the institution as the student is the reason for the school’s existence. So many colleges seem to exist for themselves or for nebulous missions that have no clear objectives.

commented on Words Fail Me 2012-11-05 23:25:21 -0500 · Flag
This is veterinary version of the 19th century “gold fever” It manifests itself as accruing an inordinate amount of debt among the newly infected who just must become a veterinarian and as delusions of “one health” grandeur among veterinary academics who want more students (ie more money) so they can solve all of the health problems of humans, animals, the earth’s environment, and the life bearing planets in our galaxy. After all ( according to a report from some CSU veterinarians) veterinarians are “physicians for the universe”.