I’ve spent a large part of the weekend at Lancaster University at the Final Year Veterinary Student Seminar. This seminar has run for over 20 years and aims to teach students life skills as well as giving tips to help them find the right job and survive in it. Alongside lectures on the different career paths a vet can take, there is advice on such things as what to do with the first pay cheque, how to avoid or manage debt, communication skills, stress management etc. etc. At the end there is a question and answer session where vets who qualified a year ago, as well as a panel of employers, answer questions from the students. The whole event is always an education for the vets who go along to help as well as for the students!
The Paws in the Park event at Worden Park in Leyland scheduled for this weekend was postponed owing to the weather, sometime in September has been suggested for a new date.
In the coming week we will be looking at upgrading our biochemistry analyser in the practice. This machine allows us to take a blood sample from your pet and have it analysed and the results available to discuss with you in about 20 minutes, i.e. it is a while you wait service. It is important that the machine we use is accurate and has regular and reliable quality control checks as well as being cost effective. I’ll let you know how we get on…….