Ruminations on a veterinary theme: chewing the cud

Category Opinion

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.

The Power of Stories

Reading Time: 12 minutes This article was written by my husband following many discussions between us about the power of story telling. You might wonder what this has to do with the veterinary profession? It has an awful lot to do with empathy and… Continue Reading →

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.

Why are so many turning to locum work?

Reading Time: 10 minutes I am sure it can’t have escaped your notice, whether a practice owner, manager or employee, the seismic shift in veterinary employment of recent years away from employee (and long-term employee at that) to a much more fluid employment situation… Continue Reading →

Defensive Medicine – A Symptom of Fear

Reading Time: 13 minutes I feel that one of the reasons why many are disillusioned with their veterinary career and thereby fuelling the negativity currently pervading the profession and increasing retention issues, is the constant background fear of a complaint being made to the… Continue Reading →

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