VeterinaryCareers.com.au Job Roundup 31/12/2020 – A list of 37 Currently Advertised jobs

VeterinaryCareers.com.au

Job Roundup 31/12/2020

A list of 37 Currently Advertised jobs

 

Australia

ACT

  1. Director – Animal Health Stewardship, Animal Medicines Australia, Barton, ACT, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/director-animal-health-stewardship/ 

  1. Science writer and editor, Biotext, Canberra, ACT, Australia. Closing date: 20/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/science-writer-and-editor/

 

New South Wales

  1. Diagnostic Sales Specialist, Tanner Menzies, Sydney, NSW, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/diagnostic-sales-specialist/ 

  1. Learning and Development Coordinator – Veterinary Medicine, VetPartners Australia, Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia. No closing date provided. 

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/learning-and-development-coordinator-veterinary-medicine-2/

  1. Technical Veterinarian – Production Animal, Jurox, Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. Closing date: 17/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/technical-veterinarian-production-animal/ 

  1. Veterinary Receptionist, Apiam Animal Health, Finley, NSW, Australia. Closing date: 04/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinary-receptionist/ 

  1. Veterinarian, Lake Road Veterinary Clinic, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinarian-73/

 

Queensland

  1. CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Emerging Infectious Diseases, CSIRO, Townsville, QLD, Australia. Closing date: 02/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/csiro-postdoctoral-fellowship-in-emerging-infectious-diseases/

  1. Practice Manager, VetLove – Southside, Loganholme, QLD, Australia. No closing date provided. 

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/practice-manager-3/

  1. Territory Manager-Production Animals, Boehringer Ingelheim, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/territory-manager-production-animals-2/ 

  1. Industry Specialist Trainers & Assessors, Ballistic Training Solutions Pty Ltd, Caloundra West, Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia. No closing date provided. 

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/industry-specialist-trainers-assessors/

  1. Veterinary Clinician – Small Animal Primary Care, The University of Queensland, Gatton, QLD, Australia. Closing date: 10/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinary-clinician-small-animal-primary-care-2/

 

South Australia

  1. Masters by Research in Techno-Economic Analysis of Food Waste for Pig Feed, Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia. Closing date: 22/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/masters-by-research-in-techno-economic-analysis-of-food-waste-for-pig-feed/

  1. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Macquarie University – South Australia Research Development Institute, Adelaide, SA, Australia. Closing date: 08/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/postdoctoral-research-fellow-3/

  1. Veterinary Demonstrators, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia. Closing date: 10/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinary-demonstrators/

 

Victoria

  1. Territory Manager – Veterinary Diagnostics, In-house Lab and Digital Imaging, Heska Australia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/territory-manager-veterinary-diagnostics-in-house-lab-and-digital-imaging/

  1. Vet Nurse Unit Manager, The Vet Group, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia. Closing date: 01/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/vet-nurse-unit-manager/

  1. Veterinarian, Geelong Animal Welfare Society, Geelong, VIC, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinarian-72/ 

  1. Microbiology Analyst – Pharmaceutical, Evolve Scientific Recruitment, South-Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/microbiology-analyst-pharmaceutical/

  1. Senior Scientist – Immunology, Evolve Scientific Recruitment, South Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/senior-scientist-immunology/

 

Western Australia

  1. Animal Management Officer, Kaarakin – Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, Perth, WA, Australia. Closing date: 08/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/animal-management-officer-2/

 

International

Cameroon

  1. Technical Advisor-Canine Unit, African Wildlife Foundation, Yaounde, Cameroon. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/technical-advisor-canine-unit/

 

Canada

  1. Clinical Veterinarian (SENNEVILLE), Charles River Laboratories, Senneville, Quebec, Canada. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/clinical-veterinarian-senneville/

 

Ethiopia

  1. Team Leader, Herd Health, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Closing date: 29/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/team-leader-3/

 

Fiji

  1. Veterinary Expert (regulatory matters), Veterinary Expert (regulatory matters), Home Based, Fiji. Closing date: 16/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinary-expert-regulatory-matters/

 

Netherlands

  1. Dean of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands. Closing date: 08/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/dean-of-veterinary-medicine/

 

New Zealand

  1. Veterinarian – Embryo transfer and Export Centre Vet, Animal Breeding Services, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinarian-embryo-transfer-and-export-centre-vet/‎

  1. Team Manager Animal Health, Ministry for Primary Industries NZ, Wellington City, New Zealand. Closing date: 23/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/team-manager-animal-health-2/

 

Sudan

  1. Livestock Productivity and Marketing Lead, Winrock International, Juba, South Sudan. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/livestock-productivity-and-marketing-lead/

 

Sweden

  1. Professor in Ruminant Nutrition, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. Closing date: 08/02/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/professor-in-ruminant-nutrition/

 

United Kingdom

  1. Unestablished Clinical Veterinarian in Farm Animal [Temporary Cover], University of Cambridge – Department of Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge, UK. Closing date: 05/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/77-2/

  1. Clinical Neurologist (Fixed Term), University of Cambridge – Department of Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge, UK. Closing date: 07/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/clinical-neurologist-fixed-term/

  1. Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology, University of Bristol, Langford, Bristol, UK. Closing date: 04/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/lecturer-senior-lecturer-in-veterinary-clinical-pathology/

  1. Lecturer in Veterinary Practice (Ophthalmology), University of Bristol, Langford, Bristol, UK. Closing date: 04/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/lecturer-in-veterinary-practice-ophthalmology/

  1. Staff Clinician / Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Royal Veterinary College – University of London, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK. Closing date: 05/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/staff-clinician-lecturer-in-anaesthesia-and-analgesia-2/ 

  1. Small Animal Rotating Internship, University of Edinburgh, Roslin, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, UK. Closing date: 09/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/small-animal-rotating-internship-2/

 

United States

  1. Clinical Veterinarian, Charles River Laboratories, Shrewsbury, MA, USA. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/clinical-veterinarian-7/ 

 

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VeterinaryCareers.com.au Job Roundup 15/12/2020 – A list of 44 Currently Advertised jobs

VeterinaryCareers.com.au

Job Roundup 15/12/2020

A list of 44 Currently Advertised jobs

Australia

ACT

  1. Director – Animal Health Stewardship, Animal Medicines Australia, Barton, ACT, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/director-animal-health-stewardship/ 

New South Wales

  1. Veterinarian, Animal Welfare League NSW, Kemps Creek, Sydney, NSW, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinarian-69/

  1. Clinical Professor or Associate Professor in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, University of Sydney – School of Veterinary Science, Camperdown, NSW, Australia. Closing date: 31/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/clinical-professor-or-associate-professor-in-veterinary-diagnostic-imaging-2/

  1. National Business Unit Head – Farm, Livestock & Equine Animal Health, Gosford, NSW, Australia. Closing date: 20/12/2020

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/national-business-unit-head-farm-livestock-equine-animal-health/

  1. Diagnostic Sales Specialist, Tanner Menzies, Sydney, NSW, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/diagnostic-sales-specialist/ 

  1. Veterinary Policy & Project Officer, NSW Government – Department of Primary Industries, Orange, NSW, Australia. Closing date: 9/12/2020

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinary-policy-project-officer/

Queensland

  1. Veterinary Clinician – Small Animal Primary Care, University of Queensland – School of Veterinary Science, Gatton, QLD, Australia. Closing date: 25/12/2020

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinary-clinician-small-animal-primary-care/

  1. CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Emerging Infectious Diseases, CSIRO, Townsville, QLD, Australia. Closing date: 02/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/csiro-postdoctoral-fellowship-in-emerging-infectious-diseases/

Victoria

  1. Associate Veterinarian, Pets Haven Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/associate-veterinarian-10/

  1. Exciting Opportunities Outside The Conventional Veterinary Role, Scolexia Pty Ltd, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. No closing date provided. 

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/exciting-opportunities-outside-the-conventional-veterinary-role/

  1. Casual Veterinarian, Homestead Kennels, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/casual-veterinarian-2/

  1. Veterinarian, RSPCA Victoria, Burwood East, VIC, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinarian-70/ 

  1. Veterinarian, The Lost Dogs’ Home, North Melbourne, VIC, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinarian-71/

  1. Territory Manager, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/territory-manager-6/ 

  1. Territory Manager – Veterinary Diagnostics, In-house Lab and Digital Imaging, Heska Australia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/territory-manager-veterinary-diagnostics-in-house-lab-and-digital-imaging/

Western Australia

  1. Senior Lecturer, Small Animal Medicine, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA, Australia. Closing date: 17/12/2020

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/senior-lecturer-small-animal-medicine-2/

  1. Veterinary Officer (Field), WA Government – Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, South Perth or Bunbury, WA, Australia. Closing date: 23/12/2020

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinary-officer-field-3/ ‎

  1. Senior Lecturer, Veterinary Pathology, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA, Australia. Closing date: 28/12/2020

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/75-3/

  1. Veterinary Officer (Policy), WA Government – Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, South Perth or Bunbury, WA, Australia. Closing date: 23/12/2020

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinary-officer-policy-2/

  1. Clinical Case Manager, VetCT, Perth, WA, Australia. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/clinical-case-manager/ 

International

Cameroon

  1. Technical Advisor-Canine Unit, African Wildlife Foundation, Yaounde, Cameroon. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/technical-advisor-canine-unit/

Canada

  1. Clinical Veterinarian (SENNEVILLE), Charles River Laboratories, Senneville, Quebec, Canada. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/clinical-veterinarian-senneville/

Germany

  1. Manager Translational Veterinary Sciences, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ingelheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/manager-translational-veterinary-sciences/ 

Grenada

  1. Assistant Professor, Veterinary Immunopathologist with Wild Life Focus, St George’s University, True Blue, Grenada, West Indies. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/assistant-professor-veterinary-immunopathologist-with-wild-life-focus/ 

Netherlands

  1. Dean of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands. Closing date: 08/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/dean-of-veterinary-medicine/

New Zealand

  1. Territory Manager, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Auckland, New Zealand. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/territory-manager-5/

  1. Veterinarian – Embryo transfer and Export Centre Vet, Animal Breeding Services, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinarian-embryo-transfer-and-export-centre-vet/‎

  1. Veterinary Clinical Pathologist, Healthscope – Gribbles Veterinary Pathology, Flexible location – Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Christchurch, or Dunedin. New Zealand. Closing date: 31/12/2020

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinary-clinical-pathologist-3/

Philippines

  1. Technical Sales Specialist Layer, Poultry, Boehringer Ingelheim, Luzon, Philippines. No closing date provided.

 https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/technical-sales-specialist-layer-poultry/

Senegal

  1. Technical Officer (Emergency Preparedness), World Health Organisation, Dakar, Senegal. Closing date: 17/12/2020

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/technical-officer-emergency-preparedness/

Sweden

  1. Professor in Ruminant Nutrition, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. Closing date: 08/02/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/professor-in-ruminant-nutrition/

United Kingdom

  1. Technical Services Vet (12 Month FTC), Boehringer Ingelheim, Bracknell, England, UK. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/technical-services-vet-12-month-ftc/

  1. Senior Veterinary Inspector, UK Government – Animal & Plant Health Agency, Bury St Edmunds, Norwich, UK. Closing date: 23/12/2020

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/senior-veterinary-inspector-2/

  1. Director of Veterinary Education, Harper & Keele Veterinary School, Newport, Shropshire, UK. Closing date: 03/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/director-of-veterinary-education-2/

  1. Unestablished Clinical Veterinarian in Farm Animal [Temporary Cover], University of Cambridge – Department of Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge, UK. Closing date: 05/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/77-2/

  1. Clinical Neurologist (Fixed Term), University of Cambridge – Department of Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge, UK. Closing date: 07/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/clinical-neurologist-fixed-term/

  1. Veterinary Claims Assessor, Animal Friends Pet Insurance, Home-working with occasional visits to Amesbury, UK. Closing date: 18/12/2020

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/veterinary-claims-assessor/ 

  1. Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology, University of Bristol, Langford, Bristol, UK. Closing date: 04/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/lecturer-senior-lecturer-in-veterinary-clinical-pathology/

  1. Lecturer in Veterinary Practice (Ophthalmology), University of Bristol, Langford, Bristol, UK. Closing date: 04/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/lecturer-in-veterinary-practice-ophthalmology/

  1. Staff Clinician / Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Royal Veterinary College – University of London, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK. Closing date: 05/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/staff-clinician-lecturer-in-anaesthesia-and-analgesia-2/ 

  1. Small Animal Rotating Internship, University of Edinburgh, Roslin, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, UK. Closing date: 09/01/2021

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/small-animal-rotating-internship-2/

United States

  1. Clinical Veterinarian, Charles River Laboratories, Ashland, OH, USA. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/clinical-veterinarian-6/

  1. Field Technical Service Veterinarian, Virbac, Houston, TX, USA. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/76/ 

  1. Clinical Veterinarian, Charles River Laboratories, Shrewsbury, MA, USA. No closing date provided.

https://veterinarycareers.com.au/Jobs/clinical-veterinarian-7/ 

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University of Zürich – Post Doc or PhD position in Economics of Animal Health

Post Doc or PhD position in Economics of Animal Health

Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Closing date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 – 23:45
PhD position or Postdoc Position

We are looking to fill a position at either PhD or postdoc level in the economics of animal health. The focus of the project is the Global Burden of Animal Diseases (GBAD). Livestock are part of an economic system therefore the evaluation of the burden of animal disease must be placed in an economic context that captures not just farm level effects but livelihood and wider economy impacts as well as externalities related to the environment and human health.

GBADs is a large collaborative project with a consortium of 16 partners coordinated by the World Organisation for Animal Health and the University of Liverpool with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. More details of the project can be found at: https://animalhealthmetrics.org

The successful candidate will develop models for the optimum production of various livestock systems at farm level. This will form the basis of the “Animal Health Loss Envelope”, which is essentially the difference between an idealized farming system where there are no net losses in livestock production and no expenditure on animal health due due to disease or suboptimal nutrition and the actual levels of productivity observed in these systems. The difference is hypothesized to be due to losses due to diseases and other avoidable constraints on animal production. To achieve this aim it will be necessary to undertake systematic searches for relevant data, data base analysis and economic modelling of livestock systems. This will include detailed analysis of farm budgets and losses due to morbidity and premature mortality of farm livestock. The literature on the economic impacts of different livestock diseases will be examined in order to attribute shares of the loss envelope to diseases and to other causes of health loss, such as nutrition and accidents.

 

Your profile

Applicants should have a background or experience in the economics of animal health and quantitative analysis. The project includes the handling and statistical analysis of data and experience with statistical analysis would be useful (eg R statistical computing). Knowledge of animal diseases such as through a veterinary background would be an advantage. A postdoc would be expected to have a PhD in an area relevant to this project. A PhD student would be expected to have a Master degree in a subject such as (veterinary) epidemiology or (animal) health economics.

A high standard of written and spoken English is essential.

The successful candidate will be based in the Section of Veterinary Epidemiology in the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zürich, Switzerland. For a PhD student the contract is initially for 3 years and he/she will be supervised by Paul Torgerson (University of Zürich) and Alexandra Shaw (University of Edinburgh).

 

What we offer

We offer a stimulating and supportive work environment that provides plenty of opportunities to develop an academic career. If recruited as a PhD student, you will join the either the Graduate School through the MNF Faculty University of Zürich or the Vetsuisse Faculty Zürich/Bern. The position for a PhD student is initially for 3 years, whilst a post doc would be for an initial period of 2 years. However, the vision of GBAD is for a longer term project with a review of funding and likely extension after 2 years. Thus there may be opportunities for longer term employment following the initial contract period.

Interested candidates should contact either Professor Paul Torgerson, email: paul.torgerson@uzh.ch or Professor Alexandra Shaw, email: alex@apconsultants.co.uk

 

Announcement (link): http://www.vetepi.uzh.ch
Original Source: Post Doc or PhD position in Economics of Animal Health | The European College of Veterinary Public Health (ecvph.org)

 

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Why is it good to work on empathy?

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Why is it good to work on empathy?

As vets we #1 help animals and we help people in the doing of #1. Well that’s how many vets see it.
However, the reality of vet work is that the human is actually the main focus of the vet-client dynamic, helping the human is what we do – helping the animal is #2. We help humans honour and love the animal they have chosen (or if a cat it has chosen them 😉 ) to invest in for the wellbeing of themself and their family. The animal is a thing they choose to accompany them in life, the human has made the choice to feed, house and care for this selected animal and for the most part they do it to the best of their ability.
As vets we see a range of ‘the best of their ability’ in how people look after their animals, we see a huge diversity in the ways – physically, emotionally and financially that people use to show love and care for their animal. What we may or may not recognise is that along with the ability to care for their pets showing up as a huge range of styles and formats that people look after themselves, their kids and their families in the same range of ways – and likewise they are doing it to the best of their abilities (again for the most part).
Do they look after their pets in a way that you do? No, not often. Do they look after themselves in a way that you do? Sometimes…. Do you agree with how they look after their pets? Hmm sometimes. Is it easy to accept how some people look after their pets? No definitely not and at this time it is really hard not to judge someone for their differences and what you might perceive as a lack in their care. Is it frustrating and sad that sometimes our ability to serve a client and their pet to the level we would like to? Certainly, it is. Sometimes it totally sucks. However, is providing care and having the ability to pay for it the same thing? Do those who are more wealthy necessarily look after themselves, their pets and their loved ones better than others?
And what does this have to do with empathy? According to Psychology Today, empathy is “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” and plays an important role in our society’s ability to function, promoting a “sharing of experiences, needs, and desires between individuals.” Empathy is integral to how our neural networks are set up to interact with the neural networks of others in order to both perceive and understand their emotions and to differentiate them from our own, which makes it possible for humans to live with one another without constantly fighting or feeling “taken over by someone else”. So in the vet clinic setting we can understand the feelings of another person without being affected or taken over by the feelings of that person. Sounds handy when dealing with some of those harder cases hey?
 
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So back to feeling empathy for our humans – does the incapacity to pay for gold standard services mean that person does not have a gold standard love and need for their pet? No, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA) says that “Less income doesn’t mean less love”. There’s no correlation between income and desire/commitment to provide necessary care for pets (ASPCA®). So if you were tempted to make assumptions and judge – then now is exactly the time to let go of the judging.
If you are a parent then I believe you will easily know what I mean when I change the term from pets to children. Is it shocking what some people think is normal and ok for their children? … Yes. Is it also amazing what some parents go through in self-sacrifice and circumstances in order to protect and provide for their kids. Yes. The same is true for pet-parents. Love and care has nothing to do with income or ability to pay.
So putting it all together – we need to be careful of judging people, and empathy is the key. It is key for our clients to feel listened to and understood and also our own mental health to understand but not take on the feelings of others “or feel taken over by someone else” in that consult room. Psychology Today explains it is often easier to have empathy for someone who is like us but it is possible to learn empathy for those who are different from us. This kind of understanding, can cross bridges and promote positive social behavior.
Not feeling it? All human beings are not created equal when it comes to the capacity for empathy, according to scientists. Some of our brains are wired to be more sensitive to others’ feelings and perspectives than others. In addition to variations in our personal dispositions, the culture we are raised in has an impact on our ability to feel empathy for others. The science of empathy is a hot topic (Sullivan, 2017). Well thankfully – there is mounting evidence to say that empathy can be taught – so you can learn it (Barth, 2018)
If you need more proof of why you would want to learn it – Sullivan states that empathetic doctors tended to have patients who followed treatment recommendations and showed better treatment outcomes.
So with empathy in place it is a Win:Win:Win!!!
A win for the vets mental health, a win for the client being understood and a win for the patients getting better treatment outcomes. This is why it is good to work on empathy.
Dr Emma Davis BVSc
Veterinary Career and Business Coach
~Love Your Veterinary Career~
e: myveterinarycareer@gmail.com
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Navigating COVID-19 – Business Tips for the Veterinary Industry #2 JobKeeper Payment

Navigating COVID-19 – Business Tips for the Veterinary Industry #2 JobKeeper PaymentAUSTRALIAN VETERINARIANS – especially LOCUMS.

As an employer, wage earner or sole trader, the JobKeeper Payment is intended to provide wage subsidies to businesses that are significantly affected by COVID-19. The Government has announced its intention to pass additional legislation to introduce this new measure. If legislation is enacted, support will be directed to employers to pass on to employees. Register your interest and they will send you updates- register at: https://www.ato.gov.au/general/gen/JobKeeper-payment/?=redirected_JobKeeper