"If you're going to be a veterinarian," said Dr. Scott Green, "you need to love animals and like people. It's definitely not a profession for an introvert."
Having sold his practice and retired after more than 40 years, the Frankfort native says he's never regretted his decision to devote his life to the care of pets and large animals.
"I knew when I was 10 that I wanted to be a vet. If I could do it again I'd do exactly the same thing."
Green, who turned 70 on Dec. 5, said he won't miss helping a cow give birth when it's 10 below zero ... but he will miss the contact with the animal owners.
"What I really cherish is those I call 'my kids'," and he's not referring just to the eight children and six grandchildren he and his wife Barbara have. "They're the kids who came in with their parents to bring their pets years ago, and now they're coming in with their children and pets."
For more on this story, see today's State Journal.