The value of lunch time for a busy vet

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TODAY was a quiet day at work – well at least we all got a bite of lunch and since I am on call this weekend, lunchtime means several things in the life of a mixed practice vet.

Firstly, it means a warm cup of tea, possibly a sandwich and usually a biscuit or two.

Secondly, it means a chance to catch up with phone calls and each other. I thought at the tender age of 15 that I did not want a job that involved lots of paperwork. Sadly I spend an awful lot of time on the phone and attached to a computer. I guess it is a way that the world works nowadays. Phone calls consist of returning worried clients’ calls who are waiting for test results, farmer enquiries for medications and visits, and horse owners trying to co-ordinate shared visits and fit in with our area visits where they benefit from a heavily discounted visit fee.


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