Where does the text of the book in the photo "About Us" come from?
My grandfather “nono” Janez Jelačin, born in 1888, was an enthusiast for the treatment of animals, as evidenced also by the notes from Animal Health Course held at Grm near Novo mesto, dated April 1914. Just four months after writing this booklet, he went with other Slovenian sons to serve the emperor, and in Galicia, he was treating horses. Upon his return, he established a small breeding center for cattle at home in Senožeče, and brought breeding bulls from Switzerland.
Until the first veterinarians graduated from the Veterinary Faculty in Zagreb and later from Ljubljana, and started practicing in the region, he provided free assistance to farmers in the treatment of large animals and in obstetrics. Obviously I got the gene for veterinary medicine from him, since he never encouraged me much, but he was telling me stories about his profession. And I was able to tell that I will become a veterinarian when I was only 5 years old. I received this notes from the 1914 Animal Health Course when I was already a veterinarian and serving in a military at the time of his death in 1982.
Every time I pick up this book in my hands and read this wonderful font that describes the perception of veterinary medicine at that time, my heart fills with gratitude and I feel satisfied with the choice of the profession and the path I have walked - thank you, nono Janez.