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Just a vet nurse....

Just A Vet Nurse
Posted in Our Community at 21 October, 2020

Sometimes it's when you first meet someone and they ask what you do for a living. Sometimes it's a worried client, looking for reassurance. Often, in my line of work, I'll hear someone say, "Oh, You're just a Nurse." Yes! I'm a Veterinary Nurse......

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Posted by Courtney Deamer, Veterinary Nurse & Blogger
 

Veterinary Science Unhelpful Belief #5: Being a vet defines who you are

5 Commonly Held Beliefs In Veterinary Science That Dont Do Us Any Good Part 5 Being A Vet
Posted in Our Community at 09 July, 2020

Oh you're a vet! 2 things are happening in the head of the person you've just met: 1. they're thinking of a question to ask you & 2. they've just labelled you......

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

Veterinary Science Unhelpful Belief #4: Vet science doesn’t pay well

Veterinary Science Unhelpful Belief 4 - Poor pay
Posted in Our Community at 02 July, 2020

Compared to many other professions, veterinary science is not what you would call a high performer on the salary front. Depending on who you ask, vet wages fall somewhere between that of a plumber and a hat rack. But is this necessarily true? ........

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

Veterinary Science Unhelpful Belief #3: Vet science is much harder than other jobs

Veterinary Science Unhelpful Belief 3 Vet Science Is Much Harder Than Other Jobs
Posted in Our Community at 25 June, 2020

You've heard those conversations where vets pontificate about the injustice of their lot in life and their poor career choices. We love to share stories about old acquaintances who are invariably less talented and not nearly as smart as us (we're vets af...

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Avoid making mistakes & you may not grow into the best possible version of you (part 1)

Avoid Making Mistakes And You May Not Grow Into The Best Possible Version Of You Red
Posted in Our Community at 05 September, 2019

Most veterinarians have a long history of success & achievement, so when faced with the embarrassment of failure it can be a uncomfortable space to occupy. So how do we get past this? It's the weekend. You've had a challenging week at work, but you coped...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 17 - Conclusion

So Many Other Things - The Reality of Working in Veterinary Practice Conclusion
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 29 August, 2019

Scientists, detectives, carers, shepherds, counsellors, colleagues, mentors, mediators, negotiators, advocates, risk managers.

There are many skills that veterinary services workers will need to have beyond treating sick animals. The reality is the fir...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 16 - Full Responsibility

4. So Many Other Things - The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 16 Full Responsibility
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 15 August, 2019

In preparation for work as a vet or a vet nurse, education is required and significant work experience is essential. As much as university must provide the former, the onus is on the individual for the latter. Though, no matter how much preparation throug...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

Vet Long And Prosper

Vet Long And Prosper Red
Posted in Our Community at 01 August, 2019

Your veterinary career is like launching a rocket... Google tells me that the edge of the universe is expanding outwards at 68 kilometres per second per megaparsec. To clarify: a parsec equals 3.26 million light years, and a megaparsec equals a million pa...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra,
 

Dear anonymous vet, Re your question: If not this...then what?

Dear Anonymous Vet Re Your Question If Not This Then What
Posted in Our Community at 09 May, 2019

Somewhere in an old diary of mine, wedged in between 'phone blood results for Spotty Jones' and 'book ute for a service' on my to-do-list these words are scribbled: "If not this, then what the fuck?!?!?!?!" I suspect this pretty much sums up what you fee...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

Veterinary life: define the small stuff & learn from the big stuff

Veterinary Life Define The Small Stuff Learn From The Big Stuff Red
Posted in Our Community at 11 April, 2019

I was sixteen or seventeen. It was late on a Saturday night, and I was lazily flicking through channels like only a teenager can when I stumbled upon an interesting looking movie. I never did catch the title and I've long forgotten the plot, but it .......

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