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Working in a clinical veterinary setting is much different than a normal day-to-day shoeing practice, and it poses interesting challenges that aren’t present in your normal life.
Winston Churchill, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom, once said, “Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required.” This quote is appropriate for the topic and we can break it down into two different parts.
Looking at the first sentence, “Sometimes doing your best is not good enough,” and that couldn’t be any truer when you’re working in a clinical setting with lameness cases. You have to be prepared that sometimes the best that you can do isn’t going to be enough. At the end of the day, you tried and didn’t succeed. You can’t beat yourself up over it.
The second sentence of the quote is, “Sometimes you must do what is required.” I like…