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Reflecting on his interaction with B-PIKE students, Dr. Groves says, “The tables have turned on veterinarians who complain to the veterinary schools that they need to send us kids ready to work. Very few practices are set up to handle kids with the skills these B-PIKE students possess in areas such as information technology and data analysis.”
Lawless mentions how some folks look at the next generation and despair of the future, just the way their parents and grandparents did.
“If you think there’s no hope for the industry, the country or whatever, then you need to be around kids like these who have a high level of education and drive,” Lawless says. “There’s a lot of hope. There are a lot of really good kids and they’re smart, really smart.”
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