Old dog, new tricks?

01 Sep 2019

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Ambition’s a funny old thing. We must all have been ambitious at some point or we wouldn’t be vets. You don’t just drift into vet school by accident. You need to strive for it. To select the right subjects and achieve the requisite raft of A grades. To fill your evenings and holidays with a mixture of extra-curricular activities and animal-related work experience, specifically designed to impress the interview panel.

Vets are, almost by definition, ambitious people. Or at least we must have started out that way. If you’d asked me when I was 18 what I would be doing in 20 years’ time, I’d have replied without hesitation ‘vet to the GB Olympic three-day event team’. So how did such a highly motivated and ambitious person morph into someone whose current ambitions are to make it from Monday morning to Friday evening without either throttling a client or...