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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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2 Comments   Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

Don't love veterinary science, it won't love you back! But is this fair or even true?

Dont Love Veterinary Science It Wont Love You Back V2 Red
Posted in Our Community at 07 March, 2019

This bit of street art has always stayed with me. It's front and centre in my mind when I'm faced with any decision that involves both money and ethics, and I'm pretty sure I've made some major life decisions influenced in no small measure by this snippe...

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Posted by Dr Hubert Hiemstra
 

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
 

Find purpose and you'll find your way in your veterinary career

Find Purpose And Youll Find Your Way In Your Veterinary Career V2
Posted in Guest Blogger at 27 September, 2018

There is no shortage of evidence that veterinarians the world over are struggling with their career. There is also no shortage of people with ideas and reasons why this is the case. Unsuitable university entry criteria, gender bias, and millennial work......

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Posted by Dr Dave Nicol, VetX
 

How do you move on and grow after leaving a long-term veterinary job?

How Do You Move On And Grow After Leaving A Long Term Veterinary Job
Posted in Our Community at 13 September, 2018

When you leave a long-term job because things no longer feel right - how do you move forward from the feelings of grief? How do you get back the motivation & spark? A difficult yet important question from a member of our Community......

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Posted by Anonymous
 

Life as an Emergency Veterinarian

Dr Gerardo Poli Life As An Emergency Veterinarian
Posted in Guest Blogger at 09 June, 2016

I distinctly remember my first encounter with the world of emergency medicine. It was when I called the local emergency centre for advice on how to manage a patient that was bitten by a venomous snake. I was blown away by the calm, knowledgeable .......

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Posted by Dr Gerardo Poli, Director Animal Emergency Services
 

I'm a money hungry business person and proud of it!

I Am A Money Hungry Business Person
Posted in Client Service at 22 March, 2013

Does being a vet or a veterinary nurse really have to mean you can't be a business person? I recently wrote a blog post 'What does you perfect veterinary client look like?' that I suspected might fire up a few people as it's a bit of an uncomfortable top...

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4 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie
 

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