As the nation tries to resume everyday life and the debris from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks slowly diminishes, the AVMA continues to receive kind words of support from veterinarians around the world. Earlier messages were published in the Oct. 15 issue.
On Sept. 26, Aminu Shittu, general secretary of the Association of Veterinary Medical Students, Nigeria, wrote: "The bombing in September 11, 2001, which claimed the life of many innocent individuals, is really a threat to the world peace."
Most recently, Dr. Guenter Pshorn, president of the German Veterinary Medical Association, sent a letter to AVMA president, Dr. James H. Brandt, as well as to Dr. Alfred Grossman of the Murray Hill Animal Hospital, New York City, to translate.
In addition to expressing grief in the wake of the attacks, it reads: "In these horrific times I ask you as President of the AVMA to convey the sympathy as well as the affection of the German veterinary community to the American veterinary community and to the American people."