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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March 30, 2017

In today's episode we talk to veterinary entrepreneur turned private equity financier Garret Turley. Garret was one of the founders of Pet Doctors which he grew in 1995 from one site clinic to a 30 hospital behemoth, stretching across the south coast of England.  He su...

March 23, 2017

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...

March 16, 2017

Hiring the right person for your team….
 

Cognitively Vacuolated. Consumes Vodka. Conspicuous Vigour. Completely Vulgar. Constantly Vetoed. Conspiratorially Vexatious. Continuously Vacant. Compassionate Veterinarian. Cypherically Verbose. Cytotoxic Vomitus. Career Verif...

March 9, 2017

Last weekend a friend invited me at short notice to join him for a couple of days Snowboarding in the Austrian Alps. I was in two minds based on the fact that last time I tried snowboarding (over a decade ago), I couldn’t sit down for a week and nearly lost teeth. But,...

March 2, 2017

One of the most important things you eventually work out when you have to manage people is that 90% of the challenge is managing yourself - and in particular your emotional responses to events that occur. All too often, these responses act like petrol poured onto a fir...

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