decided to take on a part time mentoring role with a social enterprise called Vet Mentor
, widening access to students who want to study veterinary medicine! More on that later..
On the vet side of things, I am starting to get used to the workload, and my typical day at the small animal practice looks something like this:
- 8:30-10:00 Admit and pre-medicate patients
- 10:00-11:30 spay operation
- 11:30-12:00 cat castration(s)
- 12:00-13:30 dental x-ray and extractions
- 13:30 catch up notes and call owners
- 14:00- 15:00 lunch (or ring owners to update lab results)
- 15:00- 16:30 price up bills, write notes, contact owners
- 16:30-18:30 evening consultations
- 18:30-19:00 unexpected case that needs admits etc
I have to think on my feet every minute, and as I am learning new things and getting comfortable using the system, handling the operations and making efforts to follow-up cases with catch up calls, it seems really full-on (at the moment), but I am ever SO GRATEFUL to the awesome vet nurses, receptionists and animal care assistants for being there to help with ensuring the day runs smoothly - they do SO MUCH behind the scenes I wished more people realise how important they are!
On the vet mentor side of things
, they provide lots of FREE resources for students wanting to learn more about being a vet, wider reading material, interview prep resources, virtual work experience
, so you should definitely check them out! I just had to join them because I feel passionately about mentoring (I wouldn’t be where I am today without it!) and the team/family are a bunch of very supportive and talented vets/ medics/ dentists ⭐
However, this means I have less time to edit my videos and create online content for you guys :( So the upload process might take longer than usual, but I will be continuing with the uploads, slowly but surely, thanks so much for sticking around :)!
Lots of vetty love,
May Yean xx