*warning* this post discusses mental health and suicide which some may find upsetting *warning* Veterinary medicine is in crisis. Veterinarians have one of the highest suicide rates of any profession. There are many factors including burn out, compassion fatigue and student debt. This past week, a number of vets lost the battle, including some prominent … Continue reading Surviving Suicide
I NEED ATTENTION!
(5 minute read) So I have recently been diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). While this was a bit of a shock to me, the reaction from a lot of family and friends has been either “Ahhh! It all makes sense…” or “Oh! I just assumed you knew!?!” (...pause for laughter...) Truthfully, there … Continue reading I NEED ATTENTION!
Preparing for Skyworks!
So with the recent storm this week here in Perth or with Australia Day tomorrow, 26th January, which of course means City of Perth's infamous Australia Day Skyworks, I thought it would be good to share some tips and tricks about how to manage our little furry friends who might be storm-phobic or noise-phobic, particularly … Continue reading Preparing for Skyworks!
Something I ate…
Vomiting and diarrhoea… two sides of the same coin and easily the most common reason families present to the veterinary emergency room with their dog or cat. Unfortunately for something so common, it is not as simple as many people think. There are textbooks the size of cinder blocks on gastrointestinal disease. But here’s what … Continue reading Something I ate…
Five things I HATE about Veterinary
Veterinary is definitely one of those classic “when I grow up!" professions. However, it is not all cute puppies and kittens. Now, two years after hanging up my student scrubs and putting on my first pair of big boy scrubs, I still have immense love for our profession but here are 5 things I HATE … Continue reading Five things I HATE about Veterinary