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One Week In

My boss takes one week day off each week, or at least that is her goal. And while she ran errands and escaped from the practice for most of the day, I painstaking went through all of the week’s appointments to ensure that estimates were correct, and then transcribed to invoices, which were then mailed out to clients. What. A. Process. And with our veterinary software, you have to trust me that the process is a tedious and inefficient one. I like to think I’ll get faster, but the limitations of Vetter are literally programmed in. In 8 hours, I completed a little over 20 invoices. By the end of it, my brain was fried. I literally took a walk to the practice’s barn to escape the stagnant atmosphere of the office.

Aside from billing, I also acquired some new associate responsibilities. They included:

– digitizing our dental charts and forms
– creating a better inventory system
– orchestrating a protocol for ordering supplies
– getting our lead equipment certified
– devising a home-made goat vaginal speculum

Since my license is still pending, I am not taking cases on my own. Just the inner-workings of the practice is alot to absorb, not to mention the actual challenge of transitioning from a referral (diagnostics spoiled) hospital to a real life (constrained) mobile practitioner. oi vey,
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Welcome to the Ambo Vet Life

After making it through the grueling four years of veterinary school, persevering through an equine internship at a medical and surgical center and driving 3,000 miles across the country, I arrived back in my home state to begin my career as an ambulatory equine veterinarian. After a Skype interview in december, and a working interview in January, I knew I was lucky to land the associate position that I did. After meeting my asking salary amount, and with the promise of investing in a true Mentorship dynamic, I counted down the days to my official start date of March 1st.

The practice, owned by a solo practitioner, is equine focused but definitely not equine exclusive. Aside from small ruminants and the occasional bovine, this courageous mentor of mine also sees the occasional big cat, bird, small animal, chamelid and even kangaroo.
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