AABP and Beef Cattle Institute
Online CE Opportunities
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the
doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again
and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do
the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at
the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least
fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither
know victory nor defeat.” -Theodore Roosevelt
Last month I visited the practice of a mixed-animal practitioner and former Texas Veterinary Medical
Association (TVMA) president in Paris, Texas. Upon the wall was a plaque from the TVMA recognizing Dr.
Wally Kraft’s service during a challenging time in TVMA’s history which dealt with the Sunset Review of the
Veterinary Practice Act in Texas in the 1990s. The plaque contained this quote from Roosevelt. While I’ve
seen this quote before, it has more meaning to me now.
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners is an international
association of veterinarians serving society as leaders in cattle
health, welfare and productivity.
AABP Continuing Education
In keeping with the AABP Mission Statement, AABP offers high quality
continuing education at its Annual Conference, through its publications,
and also offers online CE training
modules for members.