My Job

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If you love your job, you never have to work for a living.
And I love my job.

My job is where I earn the money to pay for my other interests.
Veterinary Medicine is a very diverse field. There are lots of different things you can do with a veterinary degree. When I was in private practice I enjoyed the variety of animals and challenges I got to work with. Now that I am in industry, the challenges and tasks are even more diverse. I get to do lots of different things, travel to many places and meet lots of interesting people. And no matter what Kelly #1 says, I am a doctor.

Below are some examples of the different things I do. You can click on the thumbnails to enlarge the pictures.

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Here I am at a casual work event. This is a cookout that we had for veterinary students.
I'm sure that is a Diet Coke I am drinking.

HiltH1.jpg (28701 bytes) Here I am at a meeting on Hilton Head Island.
hoola.jpg (35051 bytes) I had to work in Hawaii for a few days. That is not part of my region, I was willing to sacrifice for the good of the company and make the trip.

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This is from another meeting we had in Greensboro, NC. That is the site of our home office. We all went to a baseball game one night and I got meet the team mascot (a purple bat).

winfest.jpg (15620 bytes) Every December I work at "Winterfest", a fun pet show in Orlando, FL. Here I am with Henry and Molly.
DBD.jpg (29799 bytes) Here I am working at a national sales meeting. During dinner they played "Devil With The Blue Dress On" and I just couldn't help myself. I jumped up on the table and started dancing.
golf1.jpg (43518 bytes) This is me working at a golf tournament for veterinarians. Our company was one of the sponsors. We were giving away an Explorer to anyone who got a hole-in-one on this one.
hammok.jpg (22607 bytes) This is a picture of me working in Puerto Rico. The problem with my region is that most of the hotels are set up for vacationers, not the business traveler. I don't always get a nice desk to work from. I have improvise, as I am doing here.
heat.jpg (44361 bytes) And while it does not often get very cold in my region, when it does, a hotel that has heated rooms is always good to find.
Enlarge this picture to see that I was able to find one here.
PStampa_small.jpg (2166 bytes) Another disadvantage of this region is that sometimes when you rent a car, you get one that doesn't have a roof. Here I am at a meeting with some of the other veterinarians from our company.
pr1.jpg (50551 bytes) The good thing about this region is that after a hard day of working at the exhibit booth, you can usually find a comfortable place to go over technical issues with the local territory manager.
pr2.jpg (30686 bytes) Here I am with the Regional Sales Manager and Territory Manager at a company sponsored event at a veterinary meeting.
STUDENTREPS.JPG (82182 bytes) Our company does a lot of work at veterinary schools. Since I can't be everywhere at once, we hire a veterinary student at each school. This is a picture of all our student reps and Professional Services Veterinarians. Can you enlarge the picture and find me? I am hard to find since I usually shy away from cameras.  ;-)
drugday.jpg (31042 bytes) I exhibit at drug days at veterinary schools in order to inform students about my company and our products.
savma.jpg (75482 bytes) I sponsored a function at the national Student AVMA meeting. I had to represent our company and spend the evening with several hundred college students.
manual.jpg (63430 bytes) I visit the vet schools to distribute parasite manuals to the students.
UGAaward_small.jpg (1824 bytes) I sponsor awards for veterinary students.
cookoutT.jpg (36501 bytes) Here I am cooking hamburgers at a welcome picnic for new vet students.
pizzat.jpg (31516 bytes) Quite often I give talks about our company and products to vet students. I usually have to buy pizza get them to listen to me.
TNAVC98.jpg (36251 bytes) I work at exhibit booths at major trade shows to promote our products and answer technical questions that people might have.
TVpens.jpg (36914 bytes) I often appear on TV or radio shows about pets to talk about new developments in the area of animal health.
fpdevil.jpg (17665 bytes) Here I am working a meeting for feline veterinarians. We sponsored a Halloween party at the party and I went as "The Cat In The Hat"
trevor.jpg (55165 bytes) Here I am meeting the famous dog "Trevor" who stars in our TV commercials.
Welcombe2.JPG (39746 bytes) I traveled to England to train some sales reps. I got to spend a couple of days in London. The meeting was at this quaint resort north of London.
Here is another TV show that I do on a fairly regular basis in Mobile Alabama. Viewers call in to ask about their pets' health or auburn football.