To entertain myself driving down the road, I think of the three great races of veterinarians; how they differ and how they are similar.
I think of this comparison in reference to a recent book of some fame: Small animal vets are from Venus. Equine vets are from Mars. Mixed animal vets are from Pluto.
Small animal vets dress from Land's End. Equine vets prefer L.L. Bean. Mixed Animal guys are into Tractor Supply.
Small animal vets tend to be vegetarians. Equine vets try to have balanced healthy diets. Mixed animal vets think the word vegetarian is a Native American word meaning "one who hunts poorly."
Small animal vets know things about wine. Equine vets prefer scotch. Mixed animal vets know wine gives the worst hangovers.
Small animal vets know what cheeses are the best. Equine vets know nothing about cheese. Mixed practice vets know what cheese makes the best catfish bait.
Small animal vets drive BMWs and Audis. Equine types drive a Toyota truck or Dodge diesel. Mixed guys drive a Chevy or Ford (but lust for a monster truck).
A small animal vet's receptionist is petite, friendly, beautiful and very professional on the phone. An equine vet's receptionist is very attractive and professional but a little more down to earth. A mixed animal vet's receptionist is a little more solid, not so good on the phone, but can hold down a pig as good as any man.
Small animal vet's clients call them Dr. Lastname. Equines clients call them Dr. Firstname. Mixed practice vet's clients call him or her "Doc."
Small animal vets think they should have been a human neurosurgeon. Equine vets think they should become Board Certified. Mixed practice vets think they are veterinarians.