Baxter Black: On The Edge of Common Sense 5-6-13
I’ve been pondering the state of veterinary medicine in the new millennium. These subjects deserve deeper thought or at least a Master’s Degree thesis:
■ Why a barber and a surgeon should never say, “Oops!”
■ The plethora of chicken/the dearth of poultry practitioners
■ The value of veterinarians in the war against bioterrorism
■ Is there a place for grooming in an exclusive reptile veterinary practice?
■ Recipes for traditionally inedible species
■ What do you think of the “placebo effect” in veterinary medicine?
■ What are the tricks you use to help remember where you left your glasses or car keys?
■ What do you think of men in veterinary medicine? A thing of the past?
■ How do deal with barn sour children?
■ Cell phones; how to add pressure and convenience to your practice.
■ The future of leather shoes, purses and seat covers made of doghide.
■ The new prestige of meat inspection veterinarians.
■ Do you have difficulty resolving Genesis and evolution?
■ The value of Chinese herbal medicine in non-Oriental species.
■ What do you think of homeopathic cures for baldness, dandruff and dog’s ticks?
■ Do dogs have a heaven?
■ Body piercing in veterinary medicine; fashion statement or cruelty?
■ Humane euthanasia techniques in an insect veterinary practice; squash or spray?
■ The use of wood chippers in poultry euthanasia.
■ If humans are evolving, what major physical changes will occur in the next 100,000 years?
■ How veterinary school affected your eating habits.
■ Acupuncture in marine mammals – does blubber affect the meridians?
■ Why is free advice (from Whole Foods checkout girl or Uncle who works at sale barn) always worth more than advice you have to pay for?
■ Have veterinary specialties like 1st Premolar Dentistry, Polydactal Primates, and/or Alternative Uses for Vestigial Organs, become passé?
■ What do you tell the parents of a child who wants to go to vet school?
■ Who else goes to sleep memorizing the Krebs cycle? ❖
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