Far from admitting to ennui during his years as a first opinion vet, Nick Marsh explains how, while unglamorous and somewhat repetitive in nature, general practice is far from boring.15 mins
Jordan Sinclair rails against the tendency of “old school” veterinary professionals to talk disparagingly about younger, recently graduated vets in online forums intended to support and inform.
Delving into the misty depths of myth and memory, Nick Marsh reveals how and why a geeky eight-year-old boy decided to dedicate his life to helping animals, wherever in the galaxy he might find them.
Having experienced variable EMS support as a student, Jordan Sinclair aims to make placements as useful as possible for the students in her care – and wants to help other vets to do the same.12 mins
As someone who became a veterinary surgeon because he wanted to help animals, Nick Marsh explains how he's always struggled with the knowledge his help was conditional on the owners giving him money.
Nick Marsh explains why, of all the mistakes and problems he has encountered throughout his career as a vet, it’s the first time his actions resulted in loss of life that still keeps him awake at night.
In the wake of an announcement by the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science to adopt a dual intake initiative with its undergraduates, Jordan Sinclair questions whether this will help or hinder the recruitment crisis, and how the problem is multi-faceted.
The first cut isn’t the deepest, it is the most superficial, says Nick Marsh on why he misses performing surgical cases.14 mins
Instead of fielding answers in response to ”why did you want to be a vet?”, Ami Sawran explains why working on a farm is her true calling.
Nick Marsh reflects on the stressful times he experienced while working in practice and the toll it can take on your well-being.
Jordan Sinclair shares a difficult experience with a particularly infuriating client who refused to take no for an answer.
Ami Sawran discusses her experiences of dealing with farm clients who keep traditionally food-producing animals as pets, and how to navigate certain issues.
Nick Marsh reflects on a recent visit to a mechanic as a means of understanding how his clients feel in their similarly stressed and uncomfortable situation.20 mins
Vet school teaches you a lot of important things in preparation for the job. But being an independent vet in the wide world can be tricky, so Ami Sawran is on hand to provide some helpful life hacks.
Many soon-to-graduate vets will already be on the lookout for a job, so Jordan Sinclair has advice on how practices can attract this valuable asset.
"Wildlife aren’t pets – they’re soldiers," argues Nick Marsh, stating that wildlife medicine – like most other areas of medicine – needs to be "brutally pragmatic".
Ami Sawran discusses why well-being is more than just another buzzword, and ways practices can make employees feel happier and more relaxed in the workplace. Spoiler: it’s not all about cake.
Jordan Sinclair weighs up the pros and cons of using out-of-hours providers, and whether they are a positive to the profession.13 mins
Nick Marsh describes a scenario likely experienced by most vets, of feeling you don’t belong in the position you’re in and being out of your depth.
Stuck on your own driving hours to jobs every day? Ami Sawran suggests a few ways to make the time fly by, from podcasts to audiobooks.