Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html
There are certain tangible, and many intangible factors which determine whether or not we become known as a successful practitioner. Of the tangible factors, professional knowledge and our particular practice territory are paramount. Professional knowledge, while it is not easy to acquire, is certainly made available to us while we are attending veterinary college. Experience is naturally an important adjunct to formal education, but this comes only with time. Formal education is merely a means by which we can take advantage of the experiences others have had. As far as professional knowledge is concerned, we usually have sufficient for successful practice.
Daugherty, William D.
"Factors Determining Success In Practice,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 10
, Article 3.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol10/iss1/3