Conference with a Bad Start

Last week I drove to Staunton, Virginia for a veterinary conference. I planned to meet veterinary friends for a visit along with educational opportunities. What should have been a 4.5 hour drive turned into a 7.5 hour marathon. I got into a three hour traffic jam; the interstate closed. To top it off, I was rear ended in the traffic. It was minor. I’m sure the guy didn’t mean  to hit my car, but he did. When I got out to get his information, I found a belligerent man that made the situation much worse than what it needed to be. It really wouldn’t have been a big deal except for the angry “gentleman” that forgot to put his foot on the brake. Well, I finally got to my destination, joined my friends and life improved. The conference was a smaller one that gave me a choice of three lectures at any one time. I concentrated on feline medicine and ophthalmology. Both instructors were excellent and had valuable, practical information to share. I really like it when I learn things that I can bring back to Schuylkill Veterinary Hospital and right away put into use to help my patients feel better, faster. That’s my goal….to keep learning, adding to my base of knowledge that I have been working on for forty years.