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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September 27, 2019

On today’s show, I am joined by Dr Steve Noonan. Steve graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1983 and by 1986 (at the tender age of 27) he owned three veterinary clinics.

Though business grew fast, life got tough and with interest rates exceeding 20% per annu...

September 5, 2019

How much guilt is it ok for an entire profession to feel? How much guilt is it ok to take on, and what do we do if it all gets too much? Listen to Dr Dave ranting about the one small word that can drive us all to distraction.

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August 31, 2019

On today’s show, I’m joined by Dr Robert M Miller. Dr Miller is an equine behaviourist, veterinarian, and author.

He was born in New York on March 4, 1927, and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After serving in the infantry in World War II, he attended and graduated from the v...

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...

August 22, 2019

... the toughest get going!

When we set ourselves a goal, we try it out, and sometimes if it gets too hard we stop, we give up, right when we need to dig deepest. So how do we combat that feeling?

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August 15, 2019

Today Dr. Dave riffs on the absolute foundation to building rapport ... listening! If people feel they are being listened to they are more likely to engage with you, but the all-important question is how do we achieve this?

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August 8, 2019

Today Dr. Dave talks about the all-important subject of having a plan to decide how to choose the right job and the right working environment for you. Ask yourself 'What is it I am really looking for?...'

'Relax into the confusion and uncertainty you have now' 

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August 1, 2019

On today’s show, I am super-excited to be joined by the Chief Executive of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Lizzie Lockett.

Lizzie, originally from a farming background in the North of England, is an Accredited PR Practitioner with the Chartered Institute of Pu...

July 25, 2019

Do you want to start every day with insane energy levels and focus, so you get the important stuff done and start creating the life you always wanted? If so, here’s a simple four-step formula that I use.
 

1. Exercise for at least 15 minutes. It doesn’t matter what you...

July 18, 2019

Today Dr. Dave riffs on what to do if you haven't found your focus in vet med yet. Don’t be in a rush to get to your final destination. Explore the world around you.

'Relax into the confusion and uncertainty you have now' 

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