After taking up a leadership course, Ami Sawran discovered the so-called "soft skills" are anything but to master, and might matter just as much as clinical management.14 mins
Being a new grad can be an lonely experience, especially if you have to move to a new location, but Jordan Sinclair conjures up a few ways to combat the isolation.18 mins
Nick Marsh explores the ethics behind the physician-patient relationship, and the various emotional and financial concerns that impact on the approach to "physician agency".
Saying no often feels like a hard thing to do; however, Ami Sawran suggests it shouldn't be about letting people down, but protecting your well-being, both physically and mentally.
Jordan Sinclair argues that dictating when vets, especially new grads, can take holidays is part of the profession's widespread recruitment and retention problem – and how important having time out is on your well-being.
Nick Marsh weighs up the pros and cons of out-of-hours work, stating while its decline is great for vet well-being is that a good thing for owners and pets?
Ami Sawran describes her early career as a vet and why it took six years for her to actually start enjoying her job.
Jordan Sinclair suggests practices should adopt early firework awareness and desensitisation campaigns to avoid a last minute rush in the run-up to Bonfire Night.13 mins
The veterinary industry is facing a retention issue, but Nick Marsh argues instead of blaming a very large group of people for the failings of the profession maybe it should get its own house in order first.
As CPD is mandatory for all vets, some new grads might find the concept overwhelming, especially when deciding which courses to complete. Thankfully, Jordan Sinclair has a few hints for those struggling to find their way.
Whether its Morris dancing or slaying dragons, Nick Marsh highlights the importance of finding a hobby in your precious downtime instead of being slumped in front of the TV.
Whether you're still getting your head around cranial and caudal or you know your idiopathics from your iatrogenics, Nick Marsh is here to regale you with some of his favourite medical terms that are beautifully precise, concise and evocative.12 mins
Nick Marsh takes a trip down memory lane to the long lost land of 1999 to discover if his contemporaries were indeed the “cheated generation”.
Being an on call farm vet shouldn't all be stressful, there's many ways to make it much more manageable by finding a good place for your mobile telephone, having a sympathetic friend and conditioning your hair.
Jordan Sinclair discusses the scope of significance vaccination appointments have for pets – annual events in every pet owner’s calendar that constitute so much more than a quick visit to the vets.
Kathryn Cowley's series about this condition continues with a focus on conveying the seriousness of OA to the client and ways to provide helpful information.11 mins
Nick Marsh reflects on his time as a clinical director and, inspired by a scene from one of his favourite TV shows, ponders on whether the hassle is really worth it.
Nick Marsh challenges comedian Jerry Seinfeld's observation that you can't make friends when you're older by revealing how a change of job improved his social circle.
Despite building up a “reputation for muppetry” during his university days, Nick Marsh recalls the hours spent finding ways to overcome his self-confessed lack of physical dexterity.11 mins
Nick Marsh discusses what he learned after sampling pathology for a few years and how his ignorance of this side of veterinary life, plus a dose of Quincy, M.E., inspired him to find out more.