The Hamster Wheel Blog

Est 2009
"Probably the world's best, occasionally
profane, veterinary business blog"

Each week I publish the Freewheelin' video Q&A show and each month an episode of Blunt Dissection Podcast. I also publish articles randomly from time to time. 

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1. State who you are and where you are from.
2. Ask your question as concisely as possible, it must be under 30 seconds long.

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We do not guarantee to answer all questions, especially ones that have been answered previously. 
 

August 29, 2019

Physical and mental pain are experienced commonly in staff working in veterinary hospitals across the world. While some of the causes lie outside our control, there’s a lot we can all do to reduce the amount of avoidable suffering in our lives. My latest blog post on t...

May 30, 2019

We are heading towards that time of the year again (Congrats new grads!) and in the current environment of experienced vet scarcity, practices are increasingly turning to new graduates as the answer to the problem. But there are some deep rooted concerns foremost in th...

March 28, 2019

Ever feel like you don’t get the returns that you think you are worth?
 

There are many opportunities in life where the energy we put in doesn’t seem to deliver the results we think it should.
 

Perhaps you put in 15 hrs a day on the front line of your business, yet make...

November 29, 2018

Today on Freewheelin' we have a great question from Pip Kellet, 'How To Choose The Right Path For Your Career As A Vet'

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Everyone who has th...

November 22, 2018

Today on Freewheelin', Thanksgiving - A Moment for Gratitude. I hope you have a reason for gratitude wherever you are in the world.

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Everyon...

November 8, 2018

Today on Freewheelin', I'm talking about my experience of burnout and how I 'reset myself'.

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Everyone who has their question answered will w...

October 25, 2018

Today on Freewheelin', I'm explaining something called 'The Baton Pass' aka how to make sure your clinical plans get actioned by the clients. Thanks to Tracey for the question!

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October 11, 2018

In my VetX: Thrive community, one of the core skills we teach is EQ - emotional intelligence. Sometimes when you do as I do and speak, write books, run practices and coach teams it’s easy for people to assume that you are naturally amazing and have mastered all of the...

October 4, 2018

Today on Freewheelin', we look at the skill of being an effective communicator and how we need to adjust our communication styles and be more like Karma the Chameleon.

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September 27, 2018

Today on Freewheelin', we are inspired by 'Slimeon', part of the innovative @Snailspacebh trail in Brighton, raising money for @martletshospice.  Shouldn't we all just #BeMoreSnail?

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