Practice life can be pretty overwhelming and serious at times. Ensuring fun, creativity and camaraderie can help balance out practice life. VSGDer Sophie Wilford was overwhelmed from the suggestions that were given when asked what would put the fun back into practice.Read More
"I am a recent graduate, and am genuinely struggling financially. I have what I feel is a fair salary, but it just disappears on outgoings. I have looked into trying to get a second job, but am finding it impossible to fit it in within the time I have left after work. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I could do, or any safe companies I could approach? I'm really quite stressed about it all.”Read More
“I’ve never worked for a corporate and my initial thoughts are to possibly leave, get a job elsewhere ( in an independent practice) or locum for a while.
However, I wonder if I’m being too hasty. How many independent practices are still out there and how many will there be in another 10 years? So, what questions should I be asking my new bosses? What are other vet’s experiences with such takeovers?"Read More
It can be pretty overwhelming and confusing trying to figure out how to diversify your career path so if you’re unsure of the first steps to take, VSGD founder Ebony has a bunch of great tips to get you going in the right direction.Read More
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Yesterday was “Job Action Day” - very appropriate for this group! So we have just asked for the wisdom of the VSGD working tribe to give us some advice for taking action with our careers! Here’s what they had to suggest.Read More
Next week is my last week working at Brooke, Action For Working Horses and Donkeys which is sad in one way but makes space for a new chapter too. I found myself jotting down some reflections from my time there and thought other people might like to share their top 10 take aways if you are leaving a job to move onto pastures new!Read More