Ruminations on a veterinary theme: chewing the cud

Author Sarah

Where are all the vets?

Reading Time: 18 minutes Recruitment crisis, or retainment catastrophe, or something else? A Perfect Storm in the veterinary profession.

Why don’t they see this? Terrier Bites

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s always difficult to see the world from somebody else’s perspective as our own internal biases get in the way. But this can become a barrier to both sides.

Introverts don’t like people – the myth we need to bust in the veterinary profession

Reading Time: 13 minutes Introverts don’t like people. Or so goes the common belief, anyway, which gets propagated by those that don’t fully understand introverted personality traits. Having talked with someone that performs behavioural analysis in the veterinary profession, they estimated that at least… Continue Reading →

Terrier bites: attributes of employability or characteristics of employers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here is another of my short-form articles on based on a thought for the day. I’ve decided to call them ‘terrier bites’. This paper summary appeared in the 6/13 March issue of the Vet Record and what stood out for… Continue Reading →

The importance of finding your tribe

Reading Time: 5 minutes The importance of finding your tribe as a job seeker and an employer – requirement matching in requirement is key to long-term success.

Reverse recruitment

Reading Time: 6 minutes If you haven’t heard of it before or read my previous articles on the subject, reverse recruitment is a new way of looking for jobs where you market your skills and experience to the job market.

Should leaders show emotion?

Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent remark made to me by a leader got me thinking; should leaders show emotion or does it impact negatively on their message? The example given to me was of the BVA President last year, Daniella Dos Santos, and… Continue Reading →

Perspective and Stories

Reading Time: 3 minutes Stories have great power but none so much as the ones we tell ourselves about a situation…

Veterinary Guidelines For Handling and Treatment of Werewolves

Reading Time: 6 minutes Hopefully it hasn’t slipped your notice that this year Halloween falls on a full moon. For those of you who are working through this weekend, especially nights, I thought I would write some summarised guidelines if you happen to be presented with this rare creature, the Werewolf.

How to deal with redundancy

Reading Time: 7 minutes I had hoped I’d never need to share my experiences and lessons about redundancy with the vet profession, but it’s now clear that this has become other people’s reality recently too. Let me share my story and what I learnt about my personal process in the hope that it can help some of you going through it now.

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