I figured prospective zoo vets would be the most 'generalist' of us all (in terms of species coverage). Is that not the case? What about all of the hoofstock present in today's zoological facilities- they make up a large percentage of the census? What's the difference between working on a Zebra or Oryx as opposed to a horse or domestic ruminant? I guess I'm just generally surprised by how 'uninterested' some of my classmates are in large animal/production medicine. Casting a net for opinions here- do you think it's because of society's loose connection with agriculture these days? I've certainly witnessed the disinterest you describe here in my own labs at school, and again, was disappointed. To each their own, I just really enjoyed working with all species in vet school.