Story #2 – Creepy farm call stories from my first years in practice.
I’ve received a lot of questions from ride alongs, vet students, job-shadows and some e-mails from readers about the logistics behind ambulatory work. So the next couple posts are about this side of the profession from my personal experience. This post pertains to scheduling, navigating, planning and glimpse at the financial side.
Thank you to all the veterinary assistants and technicians who remain unsung heroes in the veterinary field. Whether you’re in the exam room, surgery suite or field, the wonderful aspects of vetmed would not be nearly as wonderful (or even possible) without you!
My last post left off at a pivotal moment. I accepted the reality of the work-place situation and my boss’s nature. Then, I spoke up. I refuse to make someone’s life a living hell. And from that point on, the work-place is becoming my living a hell.
Who doesn’t love the charming Honeymoon stage that comes with the new relationship package? It wasn’t until the Honeymoon stage was over that I realized my new work-place’s charm had an expiration date.
Having never performed field castrations completely on my own, I served as the anesthetist while my boss performed the routine surgeries in barn pastures and backyards. Although her castration tool-of-choice is the Henderson drill, she took to demonstrating the different surgical techniques (open vs. closed) and cycled through the different types of emasculators with eachContinue reading “That moment when you’re really glad you did…”