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 7, 2017

It’s almost 20 years since I graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School. A boozy lunch was followed by an eagerly chanted (if slightly slurred) Hippocratic oath. Then my band of brothers and sisters emerged from under the vast, gothic spires of Glasgow Univers...

August 17, 2017

Over the past six months, I’ve worked solidly on two projects. 
 

My new book for graduate vets called “So You’re A Vet…Now What?” which, after 20 years of thinking, two years of writing and goodness knows how many edits, has finally been published this week.
 

And VetX,...

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...

July 27, 2017

As the class of veterinary class 2017 jet off on their final university hurrah (the epic final year holiday) prior to seeking employment as fully fledged veterinary surgeons, I wanted to offer some words of encouragement to practices with vacancies to fill. So here are...

July 6, 2017

Veterinary practices nationally are reporting a severe shortage of experienced clinical staff with some vacancies open for longer than 12 months. As a result, many are turning to new graduates to fill the gaps.
 

Now, as the class of 2017 is about the enter the wor...

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