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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February 14, 2019

Today on Freewheelin' I'm having a rant about failure and growth! The two are inextricably linked. One viewed through the right lens and harnessed for it's learning opportunity, leads to the other. 

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January 31, 2019

Today on Freewheelin' we discuss the question 'What Is The Answer To The Veterinary Recruitment Crisis?

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December 14, 2017

With veterinary practices across the UK, US and Australia reporting a severe shortage of vets, the recruitment crisis seems very, very real. 

In this video blog Dr Dave outlines some of the drivers that he believes are driving this trend. And outlines some areas for p...

August 5, 2017

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 the minds of practice owners that need to be aired and addressed as they threat...

June 15, 2017

I recently gave a talk where I asked delegates to tell me about their greatest veterinary hiring challenges, then we problem solved live to help address those issues. In case you missed it, here are the top four challenges and my solutions in summarised form. 
 

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April 6, 2017

I have a mantra that flies in the face of everything you ever learned about recruitment. It’s simple. “One Job. One Applicant. One Interview. Done.”

Sounds weird right? But when you stop and think about it, this approach makes a lot of sense. 

Traditional veterinary recr...

March 16, 2017

Hiring the right person for your team….
 

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