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So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 4 - It takes two to practice

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Posted in So Many Other Things... at 14 February, 2019

There is little doubt that the veterinary practice someone works for can impact the quality and quantity of their career, sometimes beneficially, sometimes not. The importance of finding the right practice cannot be overstated, especially for new graduate...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

Tips for self-care over the Christmas holidays...& every day

Tips For Self Care Over The Christmas Holidays Every Other Day
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 20 December, 2018

This time of the year can be tough for many people. Looking after ourselves is crucial if we want to maintain a healthy level of wellbeing - that doesn't just mean physically, but psychologically as well. Typically, the Christmas period can be a stressful...

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Posted by Dr Nadine Hamilton, Love Your Pet Love Your Vet & Positive Psych Solutions
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 3 - After-Hours

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Posted in So Many Other Things... at 13 December, 2018

Holding a mirror to the veterinary industry... The challenges of after-hours work are known to many - trying to work out what's going on, determining correct drug doses, sometimes with little experience and often with no backup.......

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2 Comments   Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 2 - Hustle & Bustle

So Many Other Things Part 2 Hustle And Bustle
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 06 December, 2018

The rhythm of a typical day at Brudine is dictated by an ongoing tussle between order and unpredictability. Setting order are the appointments schedule (for consultations) and the hospital board (for surgeries, diagnostics, observations and boarders). Lik...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice - Part 1

So Many Things The Reality Of Veterinary Practice Part 1
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 29 November, 2018

Holding a mirror to the veterinary industry to see the realities you work with every day. I came across Michael Weinhardt's 'So Many Other Things' photographic essay and accompanying articles a couple of weeks ago. I was drawn to the honesty in the photos...

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3 Comments   Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

10 things to say (& 10 not to say) to a friend suffering mental health problems

10 Things To Say And 10 Things Not To Say To A Friend Suffering Mental Health Problems
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 05 October, 2018

You may have a friend, family member or veterinary colleague suffering from mental health issues. But knowing what to say to offer help and support can be a challenge. You don&t want to say the wrong thing or something that may make them feel even worse....

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Posted by Rosie Overfield
 

Work in the veterinary industry? Then it's probably time for a REAL break.

Work In The Veterinary Industry Then Its Probably Time For A Real Break Red
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 30 November, 2017

I'm starting to realise that the countdown to both Christmas and the end of 2017 is now upon us. And for those of you lucky enough to be taking a break from work and perhaps going away for a holiday it's also time to start thinking about that too. But wh...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

5 Steps to take a permanent U-turn on unhealthy habits

5 Steps To Take A Permanent U Turn On Unhealthy Habits Red
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 23 November, 2017

Have you got a bad habit going? Something that is not only failing to add anything to your life but may even be subtracting from it? Something you want to change but don't know how to? Follow this logical and science-backed approach to show...

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Posted by Dr Cathy Warburton, Making Headway
 

What happened to Vetanswers? Well...

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Posted in Our Community at 20 November, 2017

Why has our veterinary community been so quiet? First up I'm so sorry for seemingly disappearing for such an extended period. I realised I may have to take a break for a few weeks but didn't realise it would stretch out for as long as it has........

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

Turn down the churn - getting your mind off your veterinary work

Turn Down The Churn
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 29 June, 2017

Mind churn... it's a common occurence in the veterinary industry. You go to work, work hard, do your best and head off home to rest and recover in preparation for repeating the process the next day. You get home, change into clothes that don't smell ......

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Posted by Dr Cathy Warburton, Make Headway
 
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