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 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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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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July 12, 2019

Today Dr Dave talks about the role of the veterinarian and asks 'are we relevant, do we matter?'  

Submit your question for Dr Dave on twitter, facebook or Instagram. Submit to @drdavenicol on each and tag the question #askdrdave. Everyone who has their question an...

July 4, 2019

It's graduation time, and with so many of you starting out on your career path I thought I would speak today about the 3 things to think about as you begin that journey.

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June 27, 2019

When anyone joins our VETX community we ask a range of questions to see how we can help and what the person struggles with the most, and the answer 70-80% of the time is "how to have a work-life balance?" So today I talk about this, and put my hand up to having this st...

June 13, 2019

Or how do I boost my confidence? How do I grow my confidence? These are questions I get asked over and over. There are two things that matter more than anything when answering those questions and today on Freewheelin' I discuss them both.

'With realization of one's own...

May 16, 2019

We all know about the mental health concerns within the veterinary workplace mental health and, in particular, the darker side of this where suicide seems like a perfectly normal option for someone suffering. It's a dark place to end up.

So as part of the UK National me...

May 9, 2019

Today Dr Dave talks about the different aspects of hiring and job seeking, and not just looking at qualifications but asking the valuable question 'does the person/do I actually suit the practice?'

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May 2, 2019

Today Dr Dave asks a question of you, 'Where Are You Trying To Get To? Can I Help?' He shares four 'impact stories' from the VetX:Thrive Community, and speaks about how VetX:Thrive can help you. 

We have so many amazing success stories from our community, one of which c...

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