As well as my veterinary role, I also work part time for the Open University Business School, tutoring the first year of its master’s degree in business administration (MBA).
I recently attended a staff event and thoroughly enjoyed chatting to the academic staff there. However, I couldn’t help but reflect on the fact I was introduced as “Graham the vet” rather than as a tutor – evidence of the high esteem of our profession perhaps?
On another note, I recently came across three acquaintances who have left the profession, which I personally think is sad, but it has to be said they all seem very happy with their choice.
My point here is that, as much as I love being in veterinary practice, I also really love tutoring and I think it has contributed to my wellbeing. So my personal top tip here would be to enjoy doing something non-veterinary too. Perspective is great!