I gratefully acknowledge the support and contributions of people
who have in some way helped me write this book. To begin with, my
parents, Gene and Dee Donnelly, inspired me to become a veterinarian,
and I decided early on to follow that career path in my father’s
footsteps. My parents instilled in me a passion for client service and
the human-pet bond; they taught me perseverance and gave me a
great many opportunities that have helped me succeed in life.
It is sometimes said that committees of more than seven are less efficient than individuals,
but the Fifth International Veterinary Behavior Meeting would never have
succeeded if it was down to the efforts of a single individual or even a small committee.
It is testament to the exceptional team work of individuals within many committees
and their skillful management and leadership that we are able to produce this latest
volume. We are indebted to everyone who has helped in whatever way to make
this meeting a success and helped these biennial meetings grow each time.
as expressed in our mission statement, RREEF Real Estate
seeks to provide our clients with superior long-term returns
while appropriately managing risks to our clients. this goal
directly aligns with our commitment to continuously seek
improvement in the environmental performance of our
assets under management across a variety of value drivers.
being sustainable enhances operating efficiency,
increasingly satisfies investor considerations and
mandates, promotes compliance with growing regulations
and mitigates risks.