The Canadian Veterinary Record, Vol. 4

The Canadian Veterinary Record, Vol. 4 : June-August, 1923 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Canadian Veterinary Record, Vol. 4: June-August, 1923 Success in practice in these days does not altogether depend on professional ability, as many conditions are found over which the practitioner has no control. Living expenses, drug costs and overhead charges are so high, together with the difficulty in getting a proper financial return or perhaps bad debts, that many a man is really driven out of practice. We might as well admit the fact that none of us are in practice for the good of our health. With the extensive and expensive training of the veterinarian and the mental and physical energy he has to expend on a heavy country practice, he has the right to expect such a fair return on his investment, that he will be able to maintain a position comparable with that of other professions. Sometimes the veterinary profession is compared with that of dentistry, but how unlike the dentists we are. Their clients don't wait until the middle of the night to call them, nor are they asked to travel along bad roads in all weathers to work, in many cases, in draughty and ill-lighted barns. Then withal, they are able to demand practically a cash payment of their fees and get it. Why is this? We cannot, but believe it is because, though a much younger profession than the veterinary profession, they are more alive to their own interests; the reason is they have learned the art of combination and have adopted better business methods. Further, that they were astute enough to see that their interests lay in having a governing or controlling body. Where are we in this respect? - when in Ontario the oldest English speaking Province, it is said that not twenty-five per cent, even, of the practitioners, are members of their association? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 122g
  • English
  • 43 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243148232
  • 9780243148233