Having interviewed may new grads over the past 35 years, there is one simple question they fail to ask a future employer.
"Would you encourage your children to become veterinarians?" The only accceptable answer should be "Yes, absolutely." Any answer other than that infers that they are not fully satisfied with this profession. Why would anyone want to work for someone that isn't passionate about what they do?
I quit this profession once for a 5 year period. I never saw myself coming back to it, but I did. I say without reservation, this is the greatest profession one could ever chose. There are opportunities at every turn. It can afford you, with a little planning and work, the life style of your dreams.
I never encouraged or discouraged my children to become veterinarians, I merely let them be part of my life and profession. The result; two are currently attending Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
So our position offers more than just cool equipment and great mentors, it resonates passion-- passion for being a part of the greatest profession, passion to push oneself to being the best, and the opportunity work with teams that are passionate about offering clients and their pets the best care available.
A unique position is available for the right candidate. It includes the opportunities to refine and augment one’s skills as a veterinarian, understand the dynamics of identifying and meeting the emotional, medical and surgical needs of the patient. If one chooses, the associate, may wish to learn the art of starting and developing a veterinary practice.
The right candidate is open to learning and expanding his or her knowledge of veterinary medicine. He or she is willing to reach past their comfort zone to discover new possibilities and procedures. He or she is open minded and teachable. This individual feels client and patient care should superseding his or her self interest. This candidate is patient and willing to take the time and effort to effectively communicate to the client. This candidate is willing to give the client access to the best care available. This individual is genuinely curious and is ready to reach out to the best in the field for advice and guidance.
We have identified several areas in need for veterinary services including exotics, pocket pets, small ruminants and farm animals. The right associate can have the opportunity to develop the potential for working as a consultant to hobby farms and/or large scale producers.
The care of household pets has been our practice’s primary focus. This emphasis would continue as the practice moves into servicing the needs of new species.
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Dr Tom Parell