I’ve been writing and publishing blogs for the lovely people at Vet Times for over 5 years and in that time I’ve been fighting a secret battle. With the advent of a space for Veterinary Spoonholders to share their stories and get support I thought I should share my Spoonies status with you all. Read the original blog here…
Vet nursing is a ‘young profession’ as the average age of a vet nurse is around the early to mid 30’s. This doesn’t mean that members of the profession are all young and career longevity is improving so staying in the profession is easier and more fulfilling.
All this means that inevitable the menopause will hit our industry as we are still a female dominated work force.
I have found some ideas and support for those of us in clinical work and non-clinical work so read the original blog here
I apologise in this blog if you aren’t an Archers fan, I know this daily 13 minutes of radio can be divisive. However the on going issue of the visibility of the vet nursing role seems to crop up everywhere and at the time the vet focussed story lines really showed the absence of, well, anyone else in a vet practice that keeps it running besides the vet!
Although since this blog a ‘vet nurse’ has been mentioned… when a fractious cat needed handling! Love it!
The protection offered to the veterinary nurse title by the RCVS Code of Conduct is very important and the veterinary community need to work together to uphold the code.
As its Vet Nurse Awareness month in May this is a timely reminder to value your vet nurses.
In this blog I suggest how to avoid breaking the code when it comes to job adverts and practice websites…
My recent blog for Vet Times was about the practice of booking fake appointments as a way to manage your diary in clinics.
It took on some rather interesting legs and inspired a number of responses including several letters to the Vet Times letters page!
Thanks for reading and responding!
Christmas isn’t all fun and parties for everyone, so for the #planetrvn Christmas message this year it’s time to give some tips to have a Christmas you like when you don’t like Christmas,