New Job Postings + Latest Blogs News & Views #38

Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First – Emotional Wellbeing For Veterinary Pros

You’re familiar with this scenario: You and your partner are at the cinemas, where you bump into their new colleague. They introduce you: “This is my partner, Dr. Biscuitpockets, a Veterinarian.”

You brace yourself for one of two inevitable reactions. “Oh, how wonderful to spend your whole day with kittens and puppies!” …or…”I can’t imagine. How do you handle it when an injured animal comes in? Or when you have to deal with neglect cases?” Welcome to the emotional roller coaster that is life in the Veterinary world -Vet Wellbeing 101.

Sometimes its easier to talk to a room full of schoolchildren about expressing anal glands than it is to address these questions in a socially appropriate fashion. So outwardly, you smile and make give a vague shrug, but within, you’re thinking, “Any minute, I’m going to capsize.”

Learn more about Wellbeing in the veterinary profession…

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Senior Internal Medicine Nurse 

You have excellent communication, organisation and time management skills and have a passion for outcomes, patient care and excellent clinical service. Excellent remuneration and benefits are on offer along with the opportunity to acquire new and diverse skill sets. More…

Veterinary Radiology 

This position offers an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated, hardworking and professional individual to work and expand their Veterinary Radiology expertise in a busy and friendly referral and emergency hospital. You will have the opportunity to work under the guidance of dedicated specialists and more broadly within a team of professional veterinarians and expert nursing staff. More…

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Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine are key strengths for this forward-thinking hospital. Join this large advanced practice that offers both General Practice level as well as advanced services to their clients, and offers extensive in-house training and further educational opportunities for their entire Team. More…

BDM Veterinary 

This role offers an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Veterinary Business Development Manager to capitalise on your existing skills, network and resourcefulness, as well as the chance to play a pivotal role in further establishing the foundations of this organisation. More…

And Now, From Around The Web…

Why Vets Need To Embrace Telemedicine
If we don’t remove this barrier to patient access, we can look forward to more patients dying because they followed the advice of a bodybuilder instead of a veterinary oncologist. It is our mandate to elevate ourselves to the standard demonstrated by our MD peers and reimagine the way we practice medicine.

Veterinary Medicine Is A Woman’s World
This Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) report offers comprehensive data on enrollment trends and graduation rates, veterinary economics as well as demographic information about faculty, staff, residents, interns and DVM students.

Do Your Clients, And Staff, Know to Dispose of Pet Pharmaceuticals?
Discarded pharmaceuticals and personal care products have a major environmental impact, and veterinary professionals are in a prime position to do something about it.

New Study Uses Data-Driven Insights to Improve Pet Health
Proactive, preventive veterinary care for their patients is the goal of veterinary professionals everywhere. It’s also the aim of a new 3-year pet health study launched by Mars Petcare.

Dogs have pet facial expressions to use on humans, study finds
Showing tongues and puppy eyes, and facial movement in general, was more likely when scientists faced the animals, suggesting conscious communication

Tips for Choosing a Practice Management System
Looking for a new PMS? Here are six considerations for choosing a practice management system that will be worth the investment for your veterinary hospital.

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