I am a graduate veterinarian who conducted a small and large animal practice for 20 years. Presently I work for the United States Department of Agriculture and have experience with animal diseases foreign to the US such as avian influenza and mad cow disease. In 1988 I wrote a book about my practice experiences titled "The Boxer Rebellion and Other Tales". It was published by J.I. Fine and Co. of New York, New York. I backed into German by wanting to learn Yiddish. I was in my mid 40s. I have also studied Spanish, Japanese and Hebrew; however, German is the language in which I have the most expertise. Try me. I'll do a good job for you.
Joel Goldman, DVM