What is the percentage of men versus women in this field?
Right now, there are still more than 50 percent men in the practice. I don’t know exactly what the figure is. It’s more than 50 percent men in the field, and that is because 10, 15 and 20 years ago there weren’t nearly as many women in veterinary school as there are now. Right now in the veterinary schools, unless they are an all-male school, every one of them is over 50 percent and some almost 100 percent women. As these new graduates come into the work force, there is a higher proportion or percentage of women in veterinary medicine. Ten years from now I think we will be much closer to a 50/50 mix, and in the future, who knows? Chances are it will be more than 50 percent women. What are your secrets to success? First of all, defining success is really important. If you define it as far as monetary value, I may not qualify as highly successful. I love what I do, and I do have a practice that is still in practice after 26 years. I consider that successful. Persistence and hard work are