Ask most people what comes to mind when you mention Australia, and the responses typically include Sydney Harbour, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Great Barrier Reef or Uluru. What they’re unlikely to say is Adelaide, the Barossa Valley or indeed anywhere in Australia’s fifth most populated state, but that’s all part of its attraction.
It is widely accepted that members of the veterinary profession are at increased risk of mental health problems, so it’s important to take a proactive approach to managing your wellbeing. One of the best ways to do this is exercising on a regular basis.
How do you feel about your job? Do you look forward to going to work or is it something to dread and endure? The nature of working in veterinary recruitment means we do speak to our fair share of unhappy vets – so if you’re feeling this way, rest assured you aren’t alone. Some vets [...]
In an era of increasingly casual communication, largely driven by the rise of social media, SMS and emails, you might think there is little place for a formal application letter when applying for a job these days. But that couldn’t be further from the truth – a well-written cover letter can be a powerful way [...]
Last time, we raised the issue of mental health concerns within the veterinary profession and discussed the role of a good support network in maintaining a healthy mindset. This week, we focus on the importance of avoiding isolation, maintaining a balance between work and the rest of your life, and the value of gratitude. Avoiding [...]
Veterinary science can be a fantastic career – it’s challenging, rewarding and rarely dull. But there’s no escaping the fact it can be stressful at times, too. Stress is a normal and unavoidable part of life, and a degree of stress in our lives can actually be helpful. After all, stress is what drives us [...]