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Your thoughts on the state of the veterinary industry in Australia?

Posted in Our Community @ May 28th 2015 - By Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
I Have A Question For Our Community

 “I love knowing that I am helping—the animals, the owners and even the community.”

“Veterinary general practice is a complete joke. I don’t practice medicine; all I do is find ways to help one idiot after another devise the best way to spend as little money as they can on their animals without feeling guilty.”

“This is the greatest profession in the world.”

“The profession is full of jackass owners who don’t care about their employees.”

“I have been depressed for 15 years. The job is a cause, not a help. Plus I am totally fed up with the salary gap and lack of respect by male colleagues.”

“I can’t think of a job I’d rather be doing.”

These are the comments that stood out to me in the dvm360 blog post The burden of the veterinary profession: In your words. They are just 6 out of the 39 comments in the post that were taken from a 2015 dvm360 Job Satisfaction Survey. (You can read the results of the survey here: 2015 dvm360 Job Satisfaction Survey)

These particular comments stood out to me because of both the range of emotions and the reasons expressed for satisfaction and dissatisfaction and they show the extremes that exist within the industry

What do you think?

Have a read of the rest of the comments on the list and then I’d be really interested to hear your thoughts.

Veterinarian, veterinary nurse, practice manager, practice owner….

What would you say if you were asked to write down your thoughts about the state of the veterinary profession in Australia and your experiences of being a part of it?

Add your thoughts in the comments section below. If you’d prefer to remain anonymous feel free to use another name and your email address is never published so your anonymity is assured. 

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