Book 3: Practicing Small Animal Medicine is now available from Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.
Dear Future Veterinarian,
I wrote the third book in the On Being a Veterinarian Series hoping it could serve as a kind of protective armor for you. The information in this book can help shield you from the emotional wounds new graduate veterinarians often inflict on themselves simply because they don’t know that the deficiencies they identify in themselves are the same deficiencies every new doctor struggles to overcome. ( Click here to read an excerpt from Book 3 that discusses one particular deficiency. ) Additionally, I provide shortcuts to overcoming (or at least sidestepping) some common new doctor deficiencies in the section entitled, “16 Things I Learned the Hard Way.”
By dispelling two common and, in my opinion, harmful myths about small animal veterinary medicine, this book can also help protect you from the the disillusionment so many new graduates experience when they first begin practicing. I also discuss the importance of considering your personality when thinking about what area of small animal medicine may best suit you. Perhaps most importantly however, Book 3 includes 33 questions that can help you avoid the most damaging error a new graduate can make – working for the wrong employer. There is no decision a new veterinarian can make that has greater potential to affect their future happiness than where to begin their career – and it’s never too soon to learn this.
Thank you for reading, and as always, I’m wishing you a successful and magnificent future.