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. 

In order to submit a question to freewheelin' please record a video and following the format closely:

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.

3. Upload your video using this form.


We do not guarantee to answer all questions, especially ones that have been answered previously. 

December 6, 2019

A common thought among vets is that wages for veterinarian professionals has stagnated and that there is no way upward to receive the pay that they deserve for their hard work. This can lead to frustration and often burnout in our community. Watch as Dr Dave talks you...

November 21, 2019

A lot of vets fear normal. When your clients spend a lot of money on a test, there’s a lot of pressure to find a problem. What do you do when the results show up normal? Watch or listen as Dr Dave talks you through his strategies... 

If you would like your question answ...

November 15, 2019

Have you ever been asked a question that you just don't know the answer to? How do you deal with that situation? You cannot allow yourself to freeze up or to make something up. Listen as Dr. Dave talks you through his strategies for dealing with these requests.

If you w...

November 7, 2019

Many new graduate vets are worried about client's expectation of the value of service. You may not feel like you are living up to this but you must remember that you are an important part of a big team. Watch as Dr Dave talks through how to deal with this expectation.


October 31, 2019

Being unsure in the exam room can be very daunting, especially for a young veterinarian. The best thing you can do is to keep calm and stay in the room. Dr Dave shares his top tips for dealing with these uncomfortable situations so in the future, you can be better prep...

October 17, 2019

In this special episode of Freewheelin' Dr Dave is joined by digital marketing guru Eric Garcia for a game of 'This or That?'. Watch or listen as Dave and Eric decide whether they choose dogs or cats, nurses or techs, sneakers or sandals (but NOT crocs). Follow Eric at...

October 10, 2019

Motivating your staff members can be difficult, a lot of leaders tend to just give them a yearly gift or have 'pizza days'. Whilst this sounds fun, if it only serves as a band-aid to cover up a bad work culture, it's not solving the problem. Dr Dave explains the fundam...

May 18, 2017

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. Doesn’t matter what you do,...

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