Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Week 3 of New Grad Vet life

I can’t believe it’s week 3 already but I’m getting into the swing of New Grad vet working life and I’m loving it so far.

Obviously you need the obligatory vet selfie as I type this waiting for our patients to be admitted...

Last Wednesday was my first night on call last and it was luckily quiet (not meant to use the dreaded q word) with only one call for a Pug who ate a wasp!

I have two ops days a week with routine neutering and a few sedate for x-ray/ear flushes so they’ve gone well. 
Consults are what I find challenging in that I’m still getting used to the computer system, pricing things up, remembering new (to me) trade names instead of active substances and working up cases. So far they have all gone well, all the team here are happy to help when I have questions and we’re managing well!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Day One on the job

So, after 12 years of work experience documented on this blog ad 8 years of university, today I finally got to say the words:
“Hi, my names Lewis and I’m one of the vets”

I’m working at a small animal hospital in Tamworth which is pretty close to home. I was pretty nervous as I walked in but everyone was really nice so that quickly disappeared.
The morning was spent shadowing consults and then in the afternoon I started consulting, just a few vaccinations, expressing anal glands and some ear disease.

Everyone in the practice, staff and clients, have been really welcoming and supportive so while I have a lot to learn I think it will be a good environment to get started!