Wednesday 13th Apr, 2016
You've got your first job! Getting the Work life Balance right!
If you have got this far you probably understand that being a vet is a vocation. Much more than just a “nine to five”career – you live to work (a bit) / work to live (a bit less).
However, working long hours and thinking about nothing else but Pudsey’s severely impacted anal glands can be very damaging personally and certainly not great for personal relationships.
In your first six months your learning will really begin…..
Yes, there will be some long nights at work and you'll miss “The One Show”. You will go home knackered, stuff your gob full crappy food and crawl into bed….
But the pay back is truly enormous! On any one day you will have made a difference to so many lives! to so many animals lives! The trick is to remeber to have a life of your own!
Your new practice will understand that the first six months are some of the most exciting and yet stressful of your life as a fully-fledged vet.
Hopefully, they will put breaks into your schedule, sometimes drag you out of the building and definitely encourage you to “get out there and enjoy yourself”.
People engage with people who engage and our clients are no different! – we know that to make you the best vet you have to be able to string a few words together - limiting your chat to “gastric dilatation and volvulus” or "milk volume" will make you a very dull friend and colleague - we want you to be able to talk about last nights local football derby/the price of a pint of milk/the new Jaguar XF or whatever!!!
We need you to be mostly conscious and definitely having some fun to do this – we look forward to enjoying your company and terrible jokes soon!!