If you have worked in more than just one or two veterinary practices, you have probably witnessed some unsafe work situations! I wish I could say that isn’t the case, but the reality is that the rate of injuries among veterinary employees is higher than the injury rate seen in the majority of other professions.1
Veterinarians are trained to work on multiple species, focus on herd health, and look at “the big picture.” For this reason, we are uniquely positioned to work in the field of public health.
Whether you’re currently interested in a career in public health, or planning to pursue a more conventional career in clinical practice, an understanding of public health options can be beneficial! Plans and goals often change over the course of our careers; therefore, it’s important to explore all aspects of veterinary medicine.
As a recruiter and search consultant, I’ve seen many people react to feedback that was given to them. I’ve seen some react well, and I’ve seen some react poorly.
As students preparing to graduate and enter the workforce, it’s important that you have a healthy perspective in regards to the feedback you receive and even more critical, that you do something with that feedback.