Mental Health – Lifting The Taboo & Saving Lives

Mental Health – Lifting The Taboo & Saving LivesIt’s a well-known fact that suicide rates amongst veterinary professionals runs at nearly four times the rate found within the general population. As such, mental health is not a subject that can be ignored. Mental well-being as is key to a person’s ability to function, perform and to find fulfilment in their work. [Read more…]

Leadership – Every Ship Needs Its Captain

Leadership – Every Ship Needs Its Captain

It may seem an obvious statement, but Practices need strong, effective leadership to flourish, to retain staff and keep them engaged. A happy staff force will always produce work to a higher standard, be willing to take the hard times with the good and be willing to go the extra mile when needed. [Read more…]

Locuming – Why It Might Be a Smart Choice For You

Locuming – Why It Might Be a Smart Choice For YouThere’s no denying, as well as the enjoyable aspects of practicing medicine, being part of a Practice brings with it a range of pressures. Long hours, out of hours working and the continuous stream of patients can all take their toll, particularly when you have outside commitments. An option is taking up Locum work. Whether you’re a veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse, there are plenty of job opportunities out there, and there are equally many reasons why taking up Locum opportunities may be a sensible choice for you! [Read more…]

Expectation setting as part of the recruitment process

Expectation setting as part of the recruitment processGood staff, as they said, are hard to find, and that’s even more true in professions where demand for qualified professionals outstrips the available candidate pool. As a result, veterinary surgeons and registered nurses are always in high demand, so attracting and retaining the highest calibre of candidates is a constant challenge. [Read more…]