Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film, Theatre & Communication Arts - Creative Writing concentration


Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts

Major Professor

Bates, Randolph

Second Advisor

Gelderman, Carol

Third Advisor

Rayes, Ken


This is a book about the forty-four years my father has spent as a veterinarian. The book begins with his life growing up on a Nebraska farm and describes how he decided to become a veterinarian. I detail some of the most memorable times in his life, such as serving as a veterinarian in the Air Force and starting out in private practice. Readers will be introduced to some of the characters he has met along the way -- both human and animal -- and to controversies in the ever-changing world of veterinary medicine.


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